Israel Adesanya became a worldwide sensation after his knockout victory over Alex Pereira at UFC 287. The match delivered one of the most unforgettable knockouts in UFC history.
Also Adesanya gave the fans another reason to cheer, as his iconic celebration has been copied by many on social media.
Nearly a month after the historic UFC 287, a fan is being trolled viciously for attempting to mimic Adesanya’s celebration. Recently, a young fan tried to pull off Adesanya’s celebration during a graduation ceremony. He was heavily criticized by fans for his impersonation of the UFC middleweight champion.
In an Instagram clip, we see a man imitating Israel Adesanya during a graduation ceremony. As soon as his name was called, the man took center stage and did the archery celebration. Fans expressed their assessment of the move in the comments under the Instagram post showing the clip.
Some of the comments were as follows:
One of the most well-known rivalries in modern times is Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira. Although the Adesanya-Pereira rivalry seems to be far from over, the two UFC middleweights have faced each other a total of four times in their careers.
Two of those matches were during their kickboxing days. Pereira won both of them, including one by knockout. He joined Adesanya in the UFC and defeated him in November of the previous year.
Going into their UFC 287 match, Adesanya was 3-0 down against the Brazilian. However, fortune favored the New Zealander as he finally put Pereira to sleep with a stunning knockout.
After the match, Adesanya used Pereira’s own archery move celebration against him. He mocked him by launching three arrows at his knocked-out body, one for each loss he had inflicted on Adesanya.
Adesanya’s celebration became one of the most iconic moments in UFC history, making its way even to a graduation ceremony.
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