Isreal Adesanya, a UFC champion who was born in Nigeria, has received congratulations from Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s minister for youth and sports development, for yet another successful title defense.
Adesanya defeated Jared Cannonier early on Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada, earning a unanimous decision victory to keep his UFC Middleweight title.
Dare, in a statement, praised Adesanya for being a worthy youth ambassador for the country.
The Minister said Nigeria is proud of the achievements of Israel Adesanya and another UFC champion Kamaru Usman who have continued to identify with the country everytime they compete.
“We are proud of Adesanya and Usman and we will continue to celebrate them because they always identify with Nigeria, they always proudly carry our flag everywhere they go.
” They are our global icons. We believe they have many more successes ahead of them,” Dare concluded.