Nigerian born UFC fighter, Isreal Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum via unanimous
decision (48-46,48-46,48-46) at UFC 236 on Saturday.
Adesanya's six UFC fights to date have seen him gather an increasing level of momentum with each win and now, just over a year removed from his UFC debut.
In an intense battle that extended to the fifth round, when asked what was on his mind before the final round, he said: " I kept on saying in my native tongue Yoruba 'Aya bi Ekun', because I have a tattoo of Nigeria with a Lion inside on my chest and That's heart of a Lion".
With this win he becomes the interim middleweight champion and will be next in line to face undisputed champion, Robert Whittaker.