Israel Adesanya is arguably one of the biggest draws in all of UFC. The anime-loving, quick-striking, and trash-talking fighter has been one of the most exciting fighters for the past few years – and the most successful. Adesanya is 22-1 all-time in his MMA career and has held the middleweight title for the last three years.

That title will be up for grabs in a bout with Jared Cannonier on July 2, in the highly anticipated UFC 276 event. Cannonier is no pushover, boasting a record of 15-5 over the last nine years. Cannonier took home the Alaskan Fighting Championship Heavyweight title in 2014 but has since re-classed to the middleweight class. The 38-year-old will be participating in his first title fight in eight years.


This isn’t the only title fight on the card, however. The co-main event will be headlined by Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway in the Featherweight Championship fight. Volkanovski (24-1) is the reigning Featherweight champion, a title that he has held for the last three years, and has defended extremely well. Holloway (23-6) has previously held the Featherweight title and has fought Dustin Poirier for the Lightweight title as well. He lost the Featherweight title to Volkanovski in 2019 and lost a chance to claim it back a year later in 2020. This will be their third all-time meeting with the two fighters, and Holloway will look to take back the title.

There are also other key bouts on the card, with the key ones being Robbie Lawler v. Bryan Barbara and a key bantamweight bout between Sean O’Malley and Pedro Munhoz.

UFC 276 will take place on Saturday, July 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay-per-view information on the match has not been released as of yet.

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