UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya sent lead broadcaster Jon Anik flying out of his seat at UFC 287.
Adesanya got his revenge by defeating Alex Pereira at UFC 287 earlier this month. The stunning second-round knockout finally gave Adesanya a career win over Pereira, after two losses in kickboxing and one in MMA.
The Miami, FL crowd went nuts watching the highly-anticipated rematch between Adesanya and Pereira. But, few predicted the fight would end in the manner it did at UFC 287.
The broadcast booth at UFC 287 does a great job of capturing how many felt watching Adesanya’s knockout strikes.
Israel Adesanya’s UFC 287 Knockout Created Another Viral Reaction
Watch Anik, Joe Rogan, and Daniel Cormier live react to Adesanya’s victory below.
After reclaiming the middleweight throne, Adesanya has no shortage of contenders in the division. This includes the rising South African Dricus du Plessis, who has been embroiled in some recent controversy.
Adesanya’s loss to Pereira at UFC 281 was the first in his middleweight career. His only other MMA defeat came against Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title at UFC 259.
Anik, Rogan, and Cormier are a dynamic trio on UFC broadcasts, and their latest reaction proves how much they enjoy bringing energy and humor to some of the sport’s biggest fights.