Israel Adesanya, the current UFC middleweight champion, intends to switch weight classes and go back to light heavyweight.
At UFC 276 vs Jared Cannonier, Adesanya's most recent match took place. For the fifth time, the Nigerian successfully defended his middleweight championship.
In one UFC fight, Adesanya competed outside the middleweight division. He competed against Jan Bachowicz, the light heavyweight champion at the time, at UFC 259; this was his lone MMA defeat.
Adesanya's manager, Tim Simpson, has discussed his intentions to compete in the light heavyweight division given that he has defeated nearly everyone in the middleweight division.
Tim Simpson described Adesanya's accomplishments in the middleweight class by saying, "He wants to go down as the best of all time in that division."
To light heavyweight and even heavyweight, the way is open. You are aware of his accomplishments as a heavyweight kickboxer." During his discussion of the plans for the future, Simpsons continued.
Alex Pereira is Adesanya's upcoming opponent, and they will square off on November 12. Ever since making his UFC debut last year, Pereira boasts a 3-0 record.
Adesanya has lost against Pereira twice in kickboxing matches. Adesanya has the chance to make amends for the past and establish himself as the middleweight GOAT.