If UFC 236 was Israel Adesanya's introduction to being in the spotlight of the MMA, his performance at UFC 243 was his fuel to rocket to the top of the sport. Adesanya and Robert Whitaker squared off an October showcase of Australian mixed martial arts. The fight was one of the best of 2019, and ahead of UFC 248, there's no better time to re-visit the showdown.
Of course, one of the greatest moments of this fight wasn't even involving any of the leather flying inside of the octagon. It was the epic walkout choreographed by Adesanya, which was simultaneously outrageous and awesome. After a walkout that elaborate, it was almost required that Adesanya had to win that fight, and he definitely delivered.
Adesanya will definitely be looking to channel more of that swagger and the skill when he has to step in to the ring against Yoel Romero to defend his title at UFC 248.