One of the most exciting fighters in all of mixed martial arts will make his return to the Octagon at UFC 248 Saturday night in Las Vegas. Israel Adesanya will defend his middleweight title -- and undefeated record -- against the ageless Yoel Romero. And to remind us all of the immense power, grace, and talent "The Last Stylebender" possesses, there's no better event to revisit than his incredible throwdown with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 for the interim 185-pound title.
Adesanya vs Gastelum Full Fight Video
This fight was arguably the biggest test of Israel Adesanya's career. Both men were desperate to put on a show as the co-main event, and neither man stopped the action for all five rounds. Even though Adesanya won the fight without debate, Gastelum brought the best out of him, teasing forth the extra effort he needed to put in to be a champion.
The bout went on to be named 2019's Fight of the Year by a long list of media outlets.
Adesanya was arguably the Fighter of the Year in mixed martial arts in 2019. His 2020 fighting season could be his biggest one yet, and it starts with dispatching of Yoel Romero on Saturday. Prepare for battle!