UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is looking huge ahead of his upcoming light heavyweight debut — this and much more on Thursday's social media roundup.
Israel Adesanya looking huge ahead of his light heavyweight debut
Israel Adesanya will make his light heavyweight debut at UFC 259 where he will face current UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz in March. Adesanya, who has competed his entire professional MMA career at 185 pounds is looking huge ahead of his debut at 205 pounds.
Adesanya and Blachowicz are the main event of a stacked UFC 259 card which includes two other title fights for the women's featherweight title and the bantamweight title.
How do you think Adesanya will get on against Blachowicz?
Alexa Grasso's brilliant boxing
Take a look at some short highlights of Alexa Grasso's fantastic boxing.
Belal Muhammad finally gets Daniel Cormier on his show
After targeting Daniel Cormier a few months ago on Twitter for airing his Instagram messages about coming on his show, UFC welterweight Belal Muhammad has finally got the former two-division UFC champion to come on his show.
A possible Khabib Nurmagomedov POV if he fights Georges St-Pierre?
Is this what Khabib Nurmagomedov's POV would be if he was to fight Georges St-Pierre.
Khabibs POV if he fights GSP: pic.twitter.com/6RcLjBxqch— Dovy-- (@DovySimuMMA) February 10, 2021
Nasrat Haqparast looking forward to getting back in the Octagon
The very exciting UFC lightweight Nasrat Haqparast is looking forward to getting back in the Octagon after six months out.
Fight news soon. In 4 weeks I’m back inshAllah. Thank you to the #1 @AliAbdelaziz00 my brother you’re the best in the world ! Thank you @seanshelby the best matchmaker in the world. Time for a statement ! --— Nasrat Haqparast (@Nasrat_mma) February 10, 2021
Conor McGregor and Salt Bae Billy Strut
-- Salt Bae x Billi Strut -- pic.twitter.com/pAcCOBz67q— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) February 11, 2021
Bellator signs Zabit Magomedsharipov's younger brother, Khasan
Bellator MMA has announced the signing of Khasan Magomedsharipov. Khasan is the younger brother of UFC featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov.
Undefeated featherweight Khasan Magomedsharipov, younger brother of Zabit Magomedsharipov, has signed with Bellator MMA.— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 11, 2021
Khasan's manager confirmed the signing to @bokamotoESPN, following an initial report by MMA Junkie. pic.twitter.com/MGX6w88ImK
Morgan Charriere signs a new three-fight deal with Cage Warriors
French MMA star Morgan Charriere has signed a new three-fight deal with Cage Warriors.
Bellator announces new UK streaming deal
Bellator MMA has announced a new deal in the UK with the BBC which enables UK fans to stream every single Bellator event on the BBC iPlayer.
Anderson Silva passes the torch to Israel Adesanya
Take a look at this moment which happened just over two years ago when UFC legend Anderson "The Spider" Silva passed the torch to current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya after their fight.