Adesanya builds on victory over Poatan by expressing confidence in fight against Du Plessis

Former champion guarantees that 'unique' style will be a great ally in defeating rival; athletes face each other on August 17, at UFC 305

Israel adesanya knocked out Alex Poatán No. UFC 287 (Photo: Instagram/UFC)

Determined to return to winning ways after losing his belt in his last fight, Israel adesanya exudes confidence to face Dricus Du Plessis on August 17 at UFC 305. Asked about how he will deal with his rival's exotic style, the Nigerian highlighted his triumph over Alex Poatán to justify his ability to dispatch the current middleweight champion (up to 83,9kg.).

“I fought the biggest (physically) middleweight, Alex Pereira, and I knocked him out. How will I deal with Dricus's uniqueness? It's just being myself unique. Be unique in who I am. I will never stray from my style or my flow again just because I want to do something different or be modest or something like that,” said Adesanya in an interview with the channel The Sias du Plessis Show.

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By continuing his speech, the athlete reinforced confidence in his fighting style and alleviated concerns about the possible results of the confrontation.

“I will always stick to my style and what I do best, which is hitting people fantastically. And yes, I've done that my entire career, and I want to get back to that. I'm not really worried about the outcome. What matters is the journey,” he concluded.

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Israel Adesanya and Dricus Du Plessis face off at UFC 290 (Photo: Instagram/UFCANZ)

Israel adesanya e Dricus Du Plessis facing the UFC 290 (Photo: Instagram/UFCANZ)

Protagonists of UFC 305, Du Plessis and Adesanya will face each other on August 17, in a duel valid for the middleweight belt. The clash marks the first title defense for the South African, who currently appears as a slight underdog in bookmakers against the challenger.

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