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UFC 263: Israel Adesanya wants rematch vs Robert Whittaker

Israel Adesanya’s flawless record came to an abrupt end following his defeat to Jan Blachowicz in the UFC 259 light heavyweight championship in Las Vegas.

UFC middleweight champion, Isreal Adesanya, has called out archrival, Robert Whittaker, for his next title defence but wants the fight on home soil in Auckland, New Zealand.

‘The Last Stylebender’ beat Italian Marvin Vettori via unanimous decision on Sunday at a fully parked Gila River Arena in Arizona in his third title defence.

The undisputed champion has cleared the top five fighters in the division and is on a mission to run the rules over every fighter in the category.

Adesanya knocked out Whittaker in the second round to win the middleweight title in 2019 in Melbourne and will want a repeat of the fight.

“You know (who I want to fight next) my nemesis, Bobby Whittaker, Bobby knuckles, I knocked him out twice before in one fight, I don’t know what is going to happen with all these COVID-19 sh*t,” Adesanya said after the fight.

“We need to run that back in Auckland, we need to run that back in my territory this time, I’ll tell you when it is, you don’t have to decide, I’m the king.”

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