- Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Israel Adesanya teamed up with afrobeats superstar Davido in London
- The two Nigerian celebrities were at the o2 Arena in London to support another Nigerian boxer Lawrence Okolie's bout against Michal Cieslak
- Adesanya retained his middleweight title after he defeated Robert Whittaker by unanimous decision at UFC 271 in Houston last month
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has teamed up with Nigerian singer Davido in the United Kingdom.
The Nigerian-born MMA fighter was in attendance to support Nigerian boxer Lawrence Okolie who clashed in the ring with Michal Cieslak in a WBO cruiserweight title fight.
Davido also showed up to back Okolie who defeated Michal Cieslak via unanimous decision to retain his WBO cruiserweight belt at the O2 Arena in London.
In a video posted by @dblabtv on Twitter, Adesanya was seen exchanging pleasantries and embracing Davido with smiles.
"Two African kings dominating their sport in central London @davido @stylebender ❤️," the message read.
On the same night, former heavyweight world champion, Anthony Joshua showed up to support Okolie during his world title fight.
This is the same venue Davido would hold his afrobeat concert on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
Israel Adesanya Reveals What ‘Area Boys’ Did to Him When He Landed in Lagos
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has narrated how ‘area boys’ in Lagos welcomed him upon sighting him at the airport.
The Nigerian-born fighter is billed to face-off with Marvin Vettori at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, in Arizona on Sunday, June 13.
In an interview with CNN, the 31-year-old stated that he was surprised at the level of warm reception he received when he reached Nigeria.
Israel Adesanya Reacts After Defeating Robert Whittaker
Meanwhile, Israel Adesanya has sent a strong warning to his middleweight rivals following his clinical attitude to beat Robert Whittaker by unanimous decision at UFC 271 in Houston, MMA fighting reports.
Adesanya was matched by Whittaker who looked to bridge the gap quality between himself and the Nigerian after they earlier met in Melbourne in 2019.
Whittaker endured pulsating punches in the latter stages of the bout, but he was also impressive having earlier vowed to showcase his improvements and avenge that loss at the Toyota Center.