Former two-time undisputed middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya will surely have a keen eye on proceedings at UFC 297 this weekend, and has made a bold prediction that arch-rival, Dricus du Plessis will not just beat – but finish soon-to-be common-opponent, Sean Strickland in Canada.
Adesanya, a former two-time undisputed middleweight titleholder, has been sidelined since he headlined UFC 293 back in September in Australia, dropping his championship belt in a unanimous decision loss to Strickland – with the bout coming as one of the biggest upsets in recent Octagon memory.
In the case of South African du Plessis the Pretoria-native has been on the sidelines since he was awarded his championship tilt after a stunning TKO victory in the second half of the UFC 290 event held during International Fight Week, back in July.
Israel Adesanya picks Dricus du Plessis to win title at UFC 297
Adesanya chose du Plessis, a promotionally-perfect candidate, to be the winner of the middleweight title at UFC 299.
“I’m gonna go with Dricus [du Plessis] (to beat Sean Strickland at UFC 297), “Israel…