Video Shows the Moment Israel Adesanya Made Undertaker’s Stunning Entrance Before Defeating Jarred Cannonier

Video Shows the Moment Israel Adesanya Made Undertaker’s Stunning Entrance Before Defeating Jarred Cannonier

Babajide Orevba
July 3, 2022 at 9:31 AM
  • Israel Adesanya made a sensational entry to UFC 276’s main event inside the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday morning
  • The Nigerian-born New Zealander appeared in ‘The Undertaker’ fashion as the famous music of WWE legend revved the arena
  • Adesanya also carried an urn which is also synonymous with the wrestling icon as the vase had Cannonier’s name on it

Israel Adesanya made a stunning entrance to the UFC 276 main event as the Nigerian-born New Zealander used the entrance music of wrestling legend, The Undertaker.

It was gathered that the UFC middleweight champion arrived at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in his typical showman style with the Undertaker’s music reverberating the entire arena.

SPORTbible reports that it was not just about the music, everything about the grand entry was synonymous with Undertaker, from the dipped lights to the smoke that paved his way.

Israel Adesanya, UFC 276, Jared Cannonier
Israel Adesanya made The Undertaker-like entry to the UFC 276 main event. Photo: @ufc
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Adesanya also donned a hat just like The Undertaker, while carrying an urn which had Cannonier’s name crested on the front of it.

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‘Izzy’ tried to depict that the UFC title will ‘rest in peace' as his near-perfect entrance was massively prepared for by the organisers.

Following the end of the WWE show, Paul Levesque known as Tripple H, Stephanie McMahon, Vince McMahon and Pat McAfee were in attendance at UFC 276.

Speaking exclusively to SPORTbible back in April, the Nigerian born New Zealander revealed he would like to move to WWE in the future while naming Randy Orton as his preferred tag partner.

How Israel Adesanya defeated Cannonier

Meanwhile, Israel Adesanya has retained the UFC middleweight title after defeating Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) in the wee hours of Sunday.

Adesanya has now successfully defended the title for a fifth tie as Cannonier struggled to get a takedown in the last round of their bout while Adesanya was cautious as the crowd got restless.

The defending champion landed clean jabs, Cannonier fired back with a flurry of punches, but the American failed to complete a takedown and lost by unanimous decision.

The Undertaker inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame

Sports Brief earlier reported that wrestling legend The Undertaker was overcome by emotions during his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The Undertaker's induction came more than a year after he called time on his glittering wrestling career.

The wrestler, whose real name is Mark Calaway, announced his retirement from the WWE during the Survivor Series back in November 2020.

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