Israel Adesanya, UFC champion, trains young Nigerians on mixed martial arts

Israel Adesanya, UFC champion, trains young Nigerians on mixed martial arts

Isreal Adesanaya, interim middle weight champion, who took the Ultimate Fighting Championship by storm has chosen to impact the knowledge of the sports on young Nigerians.

The 29-year-old remains unbeaten in the mixed martial arts sport - with 17 wins out of 17 fights and 13 of them were decided by knockouts.

Adesanya, who is currently in the country is however taking time to train youngsters interested in the sports at the National Sports Complex in Lagos.

While posting his pictures on social media, the interim middle weight champion said that: "No PR team needed. I don't do it for the likes...I do it for the love ."

The Nigerian-born New Zealand professional fighter in April beat UFC legend Anderson Silva in his last fight before getting a title shot, knocked down Gastelum a couple of times in the fight.

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All judges scorecard awarded the fight in favour of the 29-year-old as he was crowned the new interim middle weight champion.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Israel Adesanya became UFC's interim middle weight champion following a unanimous point victory over United States fighter Kelvin Gastelum.

The New Zealand based Nigerian fighter stretched the American to the limit as the match was regarded as one of the top five bouts in UFC's history.

Adesanya who defeated UFC legend Anderson Silva in his last fight before getting a title shot, knocked down Gastelum a couple of times in the fight.

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