Kōrero: Martial arts

Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya

Nigerian-born New Zealander Israel Adesanya (right) lands a punch on New Zealand-born Australian Robert Whittaker during their UFC welterweight title bout in Melbourne on 6 October 2019. Adesanya won by a technical knockout, becoming the first New Zealander to hold a UFC title. In March 2021 he suffered his first defeat in 21 UFC bouts, losing on points to Jan Blachowicz in a fight for the vacant light-heavyweight title.

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Photograph by Jeff Bottari

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Martial arts - Martial arts from the 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/47305/israel-adesanya (accessed 20 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Bronwyn Dalley, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015