Nigerian-born United Fight Club (UFC) middleweight fighter, Israel Adesanya recorded an impressive first round knock out victory over Derek Brunson at the Madison Square Gardens in New York on Saturday.
Adesanya avoided American Brunson’s early attempts to get him to the floor before landing a hard knee to the chin in a scramble. Brunson backed off and tried to regain his wits, but Adesanya smelled blood. He followed up with more knees, dropped him with a right hand and eventually finished him with punches against the fence.
Adesanya, who is based in New Zealand, in his post fight interview said the fight was a ‘walk in the park’ for him
He also admitted that he was close to pulling out of the fight due to a lingering knee injury.
Adesanya has won all his UFC fights this year and is now undefeated in 15 fights.
He also won the Performance of the Night prize, winning a 18 million Naira bonus.