Long reach, footwork and fluid stance switching makes Israel ‘The Style Bender’ Adesanya almost impossible to hit or takedown. Jesus UFC’s Middleweight division is full of murderers!

The big question with fighters transitioning to MMA from striking-based sports like kickboxing centres on their grappling ability. Some transitioning fighters, Stephen Thompson, for example only need adequate takedown defence to hold their own in MMA. Israel ‘The Style Bender’ Adesanya has taken this same approach and has stuffed 27 of 33 takedown attempts in his UFC career.

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