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In the main event of Saturday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Vegas 24, Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker, the New Zealand-born Australian professional mixed martial artist, scored a convincing 50-45 win on all three judges’ scorecards against Kelvin Gastelum, American professional mixed martial artist in the Middleweight division at the Apex facility in Las Vegas.

Robert Whittaker’s Saturday victory brightens rematch with Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya

In the main event of Saturday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Vegas 24, Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker, the New Zealand-born Australian professional mixed martial artist, scored a convincing 50-45 win on all three judges’ scorecards against Kelvin Gastelum, American professional mixed martial artist in the Middleweight division at the Apex facility in Las Vegas.
Israel Adesanya delivered a perfect performance to knock out bitter rival Paulo Costa and retain his UFC middleweight championship.

Israel Adesanya: I want to be the greatest UFC fighter in history

Ahead of his fight against Poland’s Jan Blachowicz on Saturday, reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, has revealed that he’s working towards becoming the greatest fighter in the history of the sport.
Israel Adesanya

Eugene Bareman: Battle of Las Vegas won’t be tea party for Israel Adesanya

Coach of New Zealand-Nigerian UFC ace Israel Adesanya, Eugene Bareman, has predicted that the battle against Jan Blachowicz this Saturday will not be mere bread and buttter.
Boxing phenomenon Claressa Shields will make her eagerly-anticipated mixed martial arts debut in June.

Claressa Shields to make MMA debut in June

American Shields’ deal with the PFL allows her to compete in boxing and MMA simultaneously, with her maiden cage outing set to take place a little over two months after her undisputed junior middleweight title fight with Marie-Eve Dicaire on March 5.
Middleweight UFC champion, Isreal Adesanya, earned $690,000 after his title defence against Brazilian, Paulo Costa, in UFC 253 at the Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

UFC: Lagos-born Israel Adesanya pockets $690,000 from Paulo Costa win

Middleweight UFC champion, Isreal Adesanya, earned $690,000 after his title defence against Brazilian, Paulo Costa, in UFC 253 at the Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and other Nigerians have congratulated Nigerian-born UFC middleweight champion, Isreal Adesanya, after retaining his title with a second round knockout of Paulo Costa in Abu Dhabi.

Sports minister, NIDCOM chief, others hail Israel Adesanya after successful UFC title defence

Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and other Nigerians have congratulated Nigerian-born UFC middleweight champion, Isreal Adesanya, after retaining his title with a second round knockout of Paulo Costa in Abu Dhabi.
Israel Adesanya

UFC champion Israel Adesanya to face Brazilian undefeated star Paulo Costa

Israel Adesanya will defend his UFC middleweight title against unbeaten Brazilian star Paulo Costa.
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Mike Tyson snubs Anthony Joshua from list of top five favourite modern day boxers

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing qualifiers to begin with African event in Senegal

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Boxer collapses, dies during training session

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