Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya booked for interim title fight at UFC 236

A middleweight interim title fight between Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya has been booked for UFC 236. Earlier today, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reported that Dana White has confirmed that a matchup between Gastelum and Adesanya will take place on…

Israel Adesanya calls for Whittaker to be stripped, and title fight with Gastelum

The middleweight division is one of the most crowded in the UFC, and that status was only cemented by the results of UFC 234, which saw Israel Adesanya remain undefeated and move ever closer to fighting for a title. The…

Breaking down Israel Adesanya’s striking vs. Anderson Silva at UFC 234

While the last-minute cancellation of UFC 234’s main event between Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum was incredibly disappointing, fortunately, the bout between living legend Anderson Silva and the up-and-coming prodigy Israel Adesanya was spectacularly entertaining and provided a distraction from…

UFC 234 Results and Highlights: Adesanya vs. Silva

The Body Lock brings you live results and coverage of all the action taking place at UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia. UFC 234, the first UFC pay-per-view of 2019, took a major hit today when it was announced that the main…

A Rising Star: What’s on the line for Israel Adesanya at UFC 234?

Israel Adesanya is on the precipice of stardom. The 29-year-old middleweight out of New Zealand is MMA’s latest phenom, hot off a 4-0 start in his UFC career. “Stylebender” is now at the defining moment of his career as he…

UFC 234 Predictions: Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva

Quite frankly, this fight is thoroughly nonsensical in a competitive sense; a prospect fighting a faded legend is relatively commonplace, but a proven contender fighting a faded legend in a title eliminator is relatively rare (and a fairly transparent artifice…

Prospects, veterans, and “The Last Stylebender” – What’s next for UFC 230’s middleweights?

UFC 230 was always slated to be a spectacular night for the middleweight division. On September 8, it was announced that a rematch between former champions Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold would take the cards co-main event slot. Also, rising…

Why it is a mistake to count out Derek Brunson at UFC 230

UFC veteran and #6 ranked middleweight Derek Brunson will enter UFC 230 as a +280 underdog on some oddsmakers books to surging contender, Israel Adesanya. Adesanya, ranked #9, is still undefeated in his professional MMA career and coming off an…

Can Israel Adesanya collect another ‘W’ or will Brad Tavares destroy the hype train?

In the midst of all the great fights coming up this weekend, the bout between Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya has a great deal to live up to.

Brad Tavares isn’t getting attention before his fight with Israel Adesanya, but he’ll get the win

This week it was announced that up-and-coming phenom Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya’s next opponent will be the tried and tested Hawaiian Brad Tavares. The two are set to clash in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale…