Israel Adesanya celebrates Robert Whittaker's recent victory and is open to a trilogy in the future

Adesanya and Whittaker have already faced each other twice for the belt, with two victories for the Nigerian

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I. Adesanya (left) has two victories over R. Whittaker (right) in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @ufc

As he prepares to return to the octagon and compete for the middleweight belt (up to 83,9 kg) against Dricus Du Plessis in the main fight of UFC 305, on August 17, in Australia, Israel adesanya is attentive to the movements in the category, including the most recent victory of his former rival Robert whittaker.

In an interview with the Australian channel 'TODAY', Israel adesanya he talked about the fact that he had unified the middleweight belts in Australia against the home athlete Robert whittaker in 2019 and took advantage of the hook to congratulate his rival on his recent victory over Ikram Aliskerov No. UFC Saudi Arabia and leave the doors open for a possible trilogy.

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“I was facing local hero Rob Whittaker, who actually just got a big win two weeks ago, but I was facing him here and defending my belt for the first time in enemy territory. I said I would put on a show and that's what I did. Whittaker's knockout of Aliskerov was beautiful. Robbie is that guy. We fought twice, we have history, but it's good to see him get back in the win column. He’s coming after me, so I have to be ready,” said the former champion.

Former middleweight champions, Israel adesanya e Robert whittaker they faced each other for the belt in 2019 and 2022, with two victories for the Nigerian. Currently, Izzy occupies second place in the category ranking and has a title fight scheduled against Dricus Du Plessis, while the Australian is in third place and is awaiting his next fight.

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