Israel Adesanya: Arrested| Post fight| Who won


Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya was arrested at JFK airport on Wednesday, days after his UFC 281 loss to Alex Pereira. Today we will discuss about Israel Adesanya: Arrested| Post fight| Who won

Israel Adesanya: Arrested| Post fight| Who won

Israel Mobolaji Odunayo Oluwafemi Temitayo Owolabi Adesanya (born 22 July 1989) is a Nigerian-New Zealander professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer with multiple championships in all three disciplines. As a mixed martial artist, he currently competes in the middleweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the former UFC Middleweight Champion. In kickboxing, he is a former Glory Middleweight Championship title challenger. As of November 14, 2022, he is ranked 1st in the UFC middleweight rankings and 6th in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.


Israel Mobolaji Adesanya
22 July 1989 (age 33)
Lagos, Nigeria

Nickname(s) The Last Stylebender
Residence Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality Nigerian
New Zealander
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Division Middleweight (2012–present)
Light Heavyweight (2021)
Reach 80 in (203 cm)
Style Kickboxing
Fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand
Team City Kickboxing (2010–present)[4]
Trainer Eugene Bareman: Head coach
Andrei Păuleț: Wrestling
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under André Galvão
Years active 2010–present


Israel Adesanya: Arrested| Post fight| Who won

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has been arrested for allegedly taking brass knuckles through security in New York and through John F Kennedy airport, but is now on his way back to New Zealand, according to his manager.

The 33-year-old, who lost his title by TKO to Alex Pereira in New York on Saturday, was arrested by Port Authority police at the American Airlines Terminal at approximately 1:57 a.m. EST. A Port Authority spokesperson confirmed the arrest to, saying he was booked for possessing a ‘metal copy’.
UFC spokespeople did not immediately respond to’s requests for comment.

Adesanya’s manager Tim Simpson told TMZ that the metal replica was a gift his client received from a supporter.

“The gift was given to Israel by a fan, which he stashed in his luggage,” Simpson said. ‘When flagged down at the airport, Israel immediately disposed of the item and cooperated with the authorities. He has accordingly complied, with this the matter is dismissed and he is going home.

Post fight

MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jed Meshew react to Pereira’s comeback win, whether or not the stoppage was too quick, and discuss the possibility of a massive rematch. Additionally, they talk about Zhang Weili stopping Carla Esparza to regain the strawweight title, the chaotic Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler fight – which Poirier won via submission in the third round – Frankie Edgar timed perfectly Retiring with a devastating knockout from a flying knee. Chris Gutierrez with other notable moments from the UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden in New York.

Watch the UFC 281 post-fight show above, or also the audio-only version of the show below and can be streamed on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and wherever else you get your pods.

Who won

Israel Adesanya’s reign over the UFC middleweight division came to a shocking conclusion as he defeated The Last Stylebender by fifth-round TKO over Alex Pereira in the main event of UFC 281.

The rivalry between the two former kickboxers once again had deja vu. The first fight looked like his last kickboxing match under MMA rules. Adesanya was cruising to a decisive victory but Perera caught him with a flurry of punches in the final round.

Perera and Adesanya worked each other over in the first round with a classic kickboxing match, however, the two surprisingly turned into a scuffle in the second and third rounds.

It looked as though Adesanya would continue his reign, but Perera’s stopping power had something to say.

The win moved Pereira to a perfect 3–0 against Adesanya, including two wins in kickboxing. This made Pereira one of the most unique champions in MMA history.

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