Despite losing UFC middleweight title to Sean Strickland, Israel Adesanya left the presser to celebrate

Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland went to war against each other for the UFC middleweight title. Sean shocked the whole world by putting on a performance of a lifetime as he dethroned Izzy to become the new middleweight champion. 

Although Izzy lost the title, the Nigerian MMA fighter was still happy for his teammates who won in their respective fights. Adesanya reportedly left the press conference early to celebrate with his teammates.

Israel Adesanya reportedly left the presser to celebrate with CKB members

The Last Stylebender made a brief appearance at the post-event press conference, acknowledging that Strickland was the better man on the night, before handing over to City Kickboxing’s Eugene Bareman.

Out of 6 City kickboxing fighters, 3 emerged as victors. “3 out of 6 City Kickboxing fighters won and he see’s that as a successful night and wants to celebrate with them.” Adesanya’s manager said.

UFC 293 results for CKB members

Israel Adesanya

UFC 293 featured six City Kickboxing athletes on the fight card: Tyson Pedro, Shane Young, Mike “Blood Diamond” Mathetha, Carlos Ulberg, Kevin Jousset, and Israel Adesanya.

“It was the most fighters from a single gym in UFC history,” said Vice President of UFC Australia and New Zealand. Peter also expressed his satisfaction, saying, “It reflects City Kickboxing’s status in the MMA world.”

Kevin Jousset defeated Kiefer Crosbie by Round One Submission in the welterweight division. After emerging victorious, he called Conor McGregor’s teammates, saying, “I just beat one of Conor’s best mates, Ian Gerry. I’ll smash your face in!”Jousset said.

In a bid to achieve back-to-back wins for the Auckland gym, Shane Young, sporting a new blonde look, sought to break a three-fight losing streak but failed to mount any offense against Gabriel Miranda. Meanwhile, Blood Diamond suffered his third consecutive loss in the UFC, resulting in a 1-2 scorecard for CKB from three prelims.

Carlos Ulberg got City Kickboxing back on track with a dominant three-round performance against Woon Jung, securing his first submission win in the UFC. Tyson Pedro, the latest City Kickboxing member, emerged victorious against Anton Turkalj, displaying his ground prowess with hammer fists, leading to a stoppage just two minutes into the first round. Overall, it was a successful night for City Kickboxing as they won 3 out of 6 fights.

What are your thoughts on the performance of City Kickboxing’s fighters, including Izzy’s performance against Strickland? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.


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