In less than three years, the unbeaten middleweight has made his presence felt in a big way in the UFC, beating some of the biggest names currently competing in the division on his way to claiming the title.
Check out behind the scenes access of Fight Island, while the boys finish training while in hotel quarantine and making weight for UFC 253 weigh-ins.
Follow the behind scenes access to Israel Adesanya and teammates, Brad Riddell, Kai Kara-France and Shane Young as they prepare for their bouts travelling all the way from Auckland, New Zealand to Las Vegas and to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
Coming off the back off a TKO loss to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, the former interim title holder got back to winning ways at the expense of former title holder Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11 on Sunday.
Angela Hill and Michelle Waterson only found out they would be fighting five rounds instead of three just two weeks out from their meeting at UFC Vegas 10 on Sunday, here is what happened.
On Sunday, the one-time UFC heavyweight title challenger sent that message to the rest of the division, leaving the bloodied husk of rising young contender Augusto Sakai sprawled on the octagon floor.