Thee Great @AlexVolkanovski ‼️
Being friends with the greatest fighter on the planet has its perks, you learn how to be great yourself. What a time to be alive…you are witnessing two of the best ever! Enjoy the ride while it’s happening. 🎢🌊 pic.twitter.com/s25eFTDtsq‘The Last Stylebender’ is still riding high following his remarkable second-round knockout of longtime rival Alex Pereira at UFC 287 last month. Becoming just the fourth fighter to reclaim his title in an immediate rematch, Israel Adesanya is already looking to climb back into the Octagon this summer. Before then, the two-time middleweight champion is spending some time with his City Kickboxing brother and reigning 145-pound king, Alexander Volkanovski.Social media followers expressed gratitude for the behind-the-scenes glimpse, with one individual commenting, “It’s heartening to witness two legends supporting each other both privately and publicly. This is truly amazing, champion.”
Alexander Volkanovski, the current featherweight champion, is scheduled to have a fight with Yair Rodriguez, who holds the interim 145-pound title. Rodriguez won the interim championship in February at UFC 284, which was also the night when Volkanovski fought Islam Makhachev for the lightweight championship in a highly competitive match that could be considered a contender for Fight of the Year.
What are the future plans for Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski?
After his groundbreaking victory at UFC 287, Israel Adesanya is eager to return to the Octagon, as reported by UFC President Dana White. Although there has been much speculation about his next opponent, nothing has been confirmed. One possibility is that the ‘Stylebender’ may challenge the current 205-pound champion Jamahal Hill in a superfight by moving up to light heavyweight once again.Israel Adesanya posted a collection of photos featuring himself and his UFC champion teammate Alexander Volkanovski.Adesanya, also known as ‘The Last Stylebender’, has criticized middleweight contender Dricus Du Plessis for questioning his African heritage. Meanwhile, Adesanya is set to compete against former champion Robert Whittaker in a middleweight title eliminator at UFC 290 on July 8th.