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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News: Anderson Silva responds to Conor McGregor – “Lets make this happen”

With UFC 229 only days away, former two weight champion Conor McGregor has been doing the necessary media rounds to promote his 155lb title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

As is tradition, the Irishman has not been shy when it comes to making outlandish statements during these interviews. One of his more surprising comments came during an interview on the Ariel Helwani MMA Show on Monday. While taking Ariel throihh a list of potential future opponents whixh included the likes of Georges St Pierre, Nate Diaz and Tyron Woodley, the Notorious one through a rather unexpected name into the mix.

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News: Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman II in the works for UFC 230

The UFC Middleweight division appears to be on the cusp of a major shuffle come November, as UFC 230 will not only see a clash between Jacaré Souza and former WSOF phenom David Branch, but also, first reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, a mouth watering rematch between former title holders Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman, who will lock horns once more after their UFC 194 title tilt.

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