Reigning middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, who boasts a record of 24-2, hails from Auckland, New Zealand, and also represents Nigeria, where he was born. Holding the No. 5 position on the men's pound-for-pound rankings, "The Last Stylebender" seeks to inaugurate his second title reign. His impressive 16 knockout victories, six of which came in the first round, make him a formidable opponent for anyone. Adesanya's remarkable record includes wins over MMA elites like Alex Pereira, Robert Whittaker, and Anderson Silva.