VIDEO: Du Plessis and Adesanya face intense battle and heat up rivalry before UFC 305

Fighters need to be separated after refusing to end eye contact; duel takes place on August 17th in Australia

D. Du Plessis during face-off with I. Adesanya. Photo: Reproduction/UFC

In a press conference held suddenly in Australia on Monday night (02), Dricus Du Plessis e Israel adesanya had the opportunity to do another look (see below). Protagonists of UFC 305, the fighters heated up an atmosphere of great rivalry before being able to meet in the Octagon on August 17th, in a duel for the middleweight belt (up to 83,9kg).

Current category champion, Du Plessis had a cool stance and kept his eyes fixed on his rival at all times. On the other hand, Adesanya chose to provoke his opponent while speaking during a face-off mediated by an Ultimate collaborator. In a tense atmosphere, both athletes refused to interrupt the confrontation and had to be separated.


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Declared enemies, the fighters began a climate of enmity after Adesanya stated that there is only one king in Africa. Born in Nigeria, while Du Plessis is South African, the former champion maintains that he is the only real representative of the continent. The first look was carried out at the UFC 290 and generated great expectations for the confrontation.

UFC 305 protagonists Du Plessis and Adesanya will face each other on August 17, in Perth, Australia. Currently, the Nigerian appears as a slight favorite at the bookmakers.


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