“The Style Bender” Isreal Adesanya made his promotional debut at UFC 221. He recovered from struggling in the first round, stuffing Rob Wilinson’s take downs and absolutely piecing him up along the way in the second.
But his TKO finishing sequence was absolute must see savagery:
"The rest of the strikers in this division…you're on notice." — @jimmysmithmma
Israel Adesanya wins his debut at #UFC221 over Rob Wilkinson! https://t.co/4D2GhxOjen
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) February 11, 2018
In the post-fight interview, Israel Adesanya was sure to call out the UFC back stage staff for not know who he was and “creeping” on his Instagram. A wildly speculative accusation that is nearly impossible to prove and reveals a massive level of narcissism. And yet it was lovable as fuck. He then made sure everyone knew that he wants to piss all over the UFC octagon, and invited the entire crowd to party with his crew back at the hotel.
“The Style Bender” is legend.
The unnecessarily prolonged beating that Wilkinson had to endure can only be explained and tolerated as the swift hand of karma paying back Wilkinson for spitting blood all over Adesanya’s face as he was getting absolutely destroyed.
Not sure you want to go spitting blood on Israel Adesanya. pic.twitter.com/uf72Jtnl6W
— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) February 11, 2018
That’s fucking gross, and Rob deserved that beating…
My favorite part of Isreal Adesanya and his debut? His complete no sell of the absolutely brutal finish. That’s the kind of showman the UFC needs right now.
Isreal Adasanya murders a man, and gives us the mcNulty.#UFC221 pic.twitter.com/LLHemQdKnU
— MiddleEasy (@MiddleEasy) February 11, 2018
Hyped as we are on “The Style Bender” check out his mic skills in this interview with Submission Radio (note the reuse of the dog piss metaphor, tsk tsk).