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WATCH: Israel Adesanya Reacts to Alexander Volkanovski's Loss in Emotional Video

UFC star Israel Adesanya has shared a heartfelt video of his reaction to Alexander Volkanovski's defeat to Ilia Topuria at UFC 298. Topuria's victory on Saturday night crowned him the new UFC featherweight champion, achieving the prophecy he had set for himself.

Israel Adesanya

In the video, Adesanya, a close friend and training partner of Volkanovski, appeared alongside fellow UFC fighter Dan Hooker, as they watched the fight unfold. Both men were visibly shocked and saddened by Topuria's knockout victory over the Australian champion.

The loss marks Volkanovski's third defeat in his last four fights, leading to speculation about his future in the UFC at 35 years old. Despite this setback, Adesanya and many others believe that Volkanovski will bounce back stronger.

Adesanya's own recent defeat to Sean Strickland for the middleweight title has not dampened his spirits, and he is expected to make a strong return to contention.

The bond between Adesanya and Volkanovski, forged through years of training together at City Kickboxing, remains strong, and Adesanya's support for his friend is unwavering.


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