Kickboxing stud Israel Adesanya has had a good 2018. Three trips to the Octagon has resulted in three wins, and his foray into the UFC 230 cage yielded yet another “W”. This time the victim was Derek Brunson – a step up in competition.

Brunson wisely wanted to get this one to the mat, and time and again shot for takedowns or got the bodylock only to have Adesanya stuff them and wiggle free.

Why was Brunson so keen on turning this into a grappling match? Because…

…Once Adesanya had space, he stunned Brunson with a knee, then with a flying knee, and picked him apart until Brunson was on the verge of being murdered.

It’s time to give Adesanya another step up in competition.