The highly-anticipated mega-fight between the Last Stylebender, Israel Adesanya, and former UFC middleweight legend, Anderson Silva, is here to thrill and will remain to be a matchup for the ages. Moments after the all-important UFC 234 weigh-ins, Israel Adesanya spoke with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, expressing his thoughts on Silva’s demeanor during the entire sequence of events.
The pair is expected to lock horns at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, in what is slated to be a contest for the number one middleweight contender spot. During his interview with Brett Okamoto, Adesanya explicitly admitted being ‘impressed’ with Anderson
Silva’s antics during the pre-fight weigh-ins. Following this confession, Adesanya rest-assured fans and critics watching around the world, that he indeed, will walk out as the man who respectfully ended the ‘Spider’s’ career.
Talk is cheap at the moment as both competitors will face the inevitable fate of ‘Octagon-reality,’ come Saturday night. Going into the fight, Silva will be regarded as an underdog considering Israel Adesanya’s recent trajectory in the sport of mixed martial arts. Fans of the fight game can expect to see an elite display of a wide array of martial art skill by both fighters. Come February 10th, amidst all the drama and hype, only one man will stand victorious on the road the UFC’s middleweight championship.