Opinion: ‘Don’t Sleep On This’ UFC 230 Edition: The Brunson/Adesanya Rivalry

If you’re not familiar with Derek Brunson and Israel Adesanya’s rivalry, let me catch you up in time for Saturday…

Former kickboxer Israel Adesanya came into the UFC on an 11-fight win streak. He extended his undefeated record to 14-0 with wins over Rob Wilkinson, Marvin Vettori and most recently Brad Tavares. After that win in July, Adesanya called out Paulo Costa and Anderson Silva. Those fights never came to be, but middleweight contender Derek Brunson called for ‘The Last Stylebender’, wanting to fight at Madison Square Garden on the November card and accompanying it with this video.

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