After vanquishing Alex Pereira at UFC 287, Israel Adesanya threw an extravagant celebration. The stakes were exceedingly high for Adesanya, who faced Pereira in a highly anticipated MMA rematch as the main attraction of UFC’s homecoming in Miami. Adesanya had already been bested by the Brazilian adversary thrice – in two kickboxing matches and their initial UFC encounter, twice succumbing to knockout blows. Nonetheless, the Stylebender seized the chance presented by UFC 287 to demonstrate his superiority over Pereira, disregarding their previous battles.
After successfully reclaiming his middleweight title with a colossal second-round knockout of Alex Pereira, Israel Adesanya’s insatiable thirst for revenge was finally satiated. Given the magnitude of his triumph, it is hardly unexpected that “The Last Stylebender” decided to throw an extravagant and boisterous afterparty in Miami, attended by notable figures such as Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz.
It might be startling to know that the afterparty hosted by Israel Adesanya had an unexpected guest list, featuring ex-light heavyweight champions and sworn enemies Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz. Despite their notorious rivalry, there were no altercations between the two MMA pioneers, who were spotted reveling and grooving together. Footage of them dancing and enjoying the festivities was shared on Twitter later on.
Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz Join Israel Adesanya for Post-Fight Celebrations
Quite the scene at Israel Adesanya's after party in Miami 🤳 (via @Michaelpage247) pic.twitter.com/jWHeIc67Vx
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) April 9, 2023
In addition, Kamaru Usman, a former welterweight champion and a close associate of Israel Adesanya, made an appearance at the party. Although Usman suffered two consecutive defeats to Leon Edwards, the Miami-born fighter remained a friend of Adesanya.
While it was expected that there would be other fighters in attendance, seeing Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz grooving alongside each other was undoubtedly a spectacle to behold, particularly when one considers their acrimonious past.