New Zealand-born MMA fighter from Nigeria, Israel Adesanya, was named fighter of the yr in 2020 on the World MMA Awards.
The UFC middleweight champion, who has a 20-Zero profession document after beating Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa within the octagon this yr, gained the Charles ‘Masks’ Lewis Fighter of the 12 months and Worldwide Fighter of the 12 months award on Sunday , December 27, on the 12th version of the Fighters Solely World MMA Awards.
It’s the second consecutive yr that Adesanya has gained the award, after profitable and unifying the UFC Middleweight Championship in 2019.
In different information, Adesanya could face one among his fiercest rivals, Jon Jones, with UFC president Dana White stating that ‘Bones’ is able to come out of retirement to struggle the middleweight champion.
Talking of a doable Adesanya vs. Jones struggle in 2021, White stated: ‘That is the struggle I might like to see.
‘Somebody requested me yesterday:’ Should you might struggle in 2021, which wouldn’t it be? ‘That is the struggle. That’s my alternative. ‘