Next fight of Israel Adesanya is not determined yet.
On October 5 there will be UFC 243 in Melbourne. In the main event the reigning middleweight champion Whittaker will fight against interim champion Adesanya. Israel in an interview called the coming tournament the biggest event in the history of Oceania.
This fight has been rumored for a few days already. But, it was officially confirmed only yesterday. So, the reigning UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will hold his next title defense against interim champion of the organization in this weight category Israel Adesanya. This confrontation will headline UFC 243 tournament which will take place on October 5.
On October 5 in Sydney promotion UFC will hold its 243rd Tournament. This event will be headed by the champion's fight in the middleweight division: the reigning champion Robert Whittaker will face an interim champion Israel Adesanya.
At UFC 236 Kelvin Gastelum lost to Israel Adesanya. The interim middleweight title of the promotions and tittleshot were at the stake in this fight. Thus, Adesanya won the right to fight with reigning champion Robert Whittaker. It is expected that their fight will take place in October. Gastelum wrote in his Twitter post, in which he expressed hope for a rematch with Adesanya.
UFC superstar Jon Jones is firing back at Israel Adesanya saying he would destroy the 29-year-old so badly when they fight down the road "I’ll make you call me daddy by the third [round]." Jon is responding to comments Israel made during an interview, when Adesanya told that a fight with Jones "tickles my loins" and added, "I already killed one G.O.A.T. and I'm hunting the next."