Nigerian-born, UFC middleweight division champion, Israel Adesanya, also known as, The Last Style-bender, has retained his title after defeating Brazilian Paulo Costa, in the second round with a knock out.
The 31-year-old fighter, maintains his 100% record in all divisions, he has fought in, with an enviable record of 20wins and no loss.
Israel Adesanya, who is fond of identifying with his Nigerian roots, entered with the ring-walk song titled “Ruggedybaba“, a song from Nigerian veteran musician, Ruggedman featuring 9ice, which was released in the early 2000′ in his title defence against Paulo Costa.
The fight, in which many keenly anticipated would be a tough one, been that, both fighters were undefeated before coming into bout, turned out to be very easy one for Israel, as he made a mincemeat of Costa, destroying him totally with a TKO to retain the Middleweight Championship in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC 253).
Adesanya used his quick kicks to damaged Costa’s legs to shut up the trash-talking Brazilian fighter’s and before the start of the second round, Costa was already injured from the kicks and punches from Adesanya .
Adesanya continued his “wickedness”, as he injured Costa’s face, with a high flying kick at the beginning of the second round and then ended him with a left punch. Costa stumbled backward and fell but could recover from it. It ended in a knock out and another victory for the champion, Israel Adesanya
See video below of how the Style Bender destroyed Costa.
“We Have No Plans To Sign Lionel Messi” — Man City
English Premier League side, Manchester City football club have debunked claims that they are making any offer to Lionel Messi, even as the Barcelona forward’s contract will expire at the end of the season.
Messi even though he’s still a Barcelona’s player, has the right to speak to top European clubs and has been heavily linked with several clubs like Manchester City and French Ligue 1 giants, Paris Saint-Germain.
This week, reports surfaced that City made a revised transfer offer for the Argentine superstar, but the club has come out to deny the reports.
Wealthy City are one of the very few clubs that could afford his salary structure and it was also gathered that a deal could also see Messi play for other sides in the City Football Group – including New York City FC.
We haven’t made any offer for Messi. Either now or last summer and there are no plans to make any” a club official told Goal.com.
Messi will be 34 in June, and will have to wait the season ends to decide his future as whether to extend his Barca’s contract, where he has spent all his entire professional footballing career.