- Israel Adesanya's used Ruggedman's 'Ruggedy Baba' as his ring-walk song for his fight against Paulo Costa
- The Nigerian-born New Zealander fighter retained his middleweight crown following a second-round stoppage of Costa
- The 30-year-old maintain his unbeaten run in his mixed martial arts career across all platforms
Israel Adesanya has never shied away from acknowledging his roots as a Lagos-born Nigerian since he became famous in his UFC career.
The Last Style Bender's ring-walk song before the successful defence of his middleweight crown against Paulo Costa was Ruggedman's hit banger in the early 2000's 'Ruggedy Baba'.
The 30-year-old walked down the aisle singing Ruggedman's rap word-for-word and also sang along the chorus performed multiple award winner 9ice.
Adesanya used the track as motivation in stamping his authority in the octagon just as Ruggedman claimed he was the king of rap in the industry back in the days.
UFC's welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has also used Burna Boy's songs as well as boxing heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua who used Femi Kuti's song in his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.
Izzy was calm and composed all through the fight hitting several leg kicks to weaken his Brazilian opponent Costa.
Adesanya dropped Costa in the second round as the fight was stopped where he retained his middleweight championship belt in style.
After the fight, the Last Style Bender spoke into the camera in English and the Yoruba dialect saying he remains the best in the division.
Another fast Nigerian featherweight Hakeem Dawodu was on the UFC 253 fight card as he defeated Zubaira Tukhugov after the match went the dista
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Israel Adesanya successfully defended his middleweight crown after a second-round stoppage of Paulo Costa.
The Last Style Bender dominated the first round delivering several leg kicks that caused damage on Costa's left leg.
The Nigerian-born New Zealand fighter finished the bout in the second round after catching Costa with a leg kick in the face and floored him with several punches.
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