Should Israel Adesanya jump the line for a title shot? | UFC 234 | ESPN MMA

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  • Published on:  Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Dominick Cruz and Brett Okamoto analyze Israel Adesanya's victory by unanimous decision against Anderson Silva. Cruz wants to see Adesanya have one more fight against a top-5 opponent, like Jacare Souza or Yoel Romero, before getting a title shot. Cruz also wouldn't mind seeing Silva fight against Uriah Hall and previews Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez Sunday February 17 on ESPN.✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube:✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube:✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube:✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: on Social Media:► Follow on Twitter:► Like on Facebook:► Follow on Instagram: ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on
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  • Tony 2times

    Tony 2times

     6 months ago +1142

    I still can’t comprehend how Israel and Yoel Romero are in the same weight class

  • July Stylez

    July Stylez

     6 months ago +48

    Israel just beat a rank #15 fighter ok cool. Now fight a top 5 contender before title shot.

  • Eduardo Flores

    Eduardo Flores

     6 months ago +219

    Costa the only guy with balls to fight Romero.
    Kelvin didn’t want that smoke last year

  • pocket sand!

    pocket sand!

     6 months ago +326

    Cruz is three levels above everyone else when it comes to intelligence in the octagon.

  • M Express

    M Express

     6 months ago +113

    I wish to see Israel vs Luke Rockhold

  • Johnny humes

    Johnny humes

     6 months ago +311

    Could you imagine if adesanya was 43 and Silva 29?

  • Nawang Thargey

    Nawang Thargey

     6 months ago +130

    Dominick cruz may be the best analyst in the business now

  • erblecde


     6 months ago +114

    Israel beat no15 and no7, Gastelum beat no2 and the no2 that replaced the first no2. So no.

  • GuttaMarley


     6 months ago +45

    Prime Silva would have k.o'ed the hype train. 🤷‍♂️

  • Dustin Campbell

    Dustin Campbell

     6 months ago +30

    Cruz probably tore his ACL demonstrating Devonte Smith's movement.

  • Almon Joseph

    Almon Joseph

     6 months ago +73

    He should be next because if they end up making him fight Yoel next he most likely will get knocked tf out 😂

  • Ben 'Fastest Hands at WW' Askren

    Ben 'Fastest Hands at WW' Askren

     6 months ago +51

    NO, fight Jacare, Yoel or Weidman.

  • breathe and squeeze

    breathe and squeeze

     6 months ago +32

    Okamoto is a goof, thinking silva was just "surviving".

  • StayHYDRATED Visuals

    StayHYDRATED Visuals

     6 months ago +178

    TBH, the right move to make is Izzy vs Paulo Costa in Auckland NZ. (IF he beats Romero who is Ranked 1 in MW) By then, Rob vs Kelvin has happened and the Izzy vs Costa fight will be for the number one contender spot.

  • Reality Check

    Reality Check

     6 months ago +53

    Israel is not on another level, Anderson Silva is 43 damn it and he hasn't fought consistently, if Anderson was 29 n Israel was 29 Israel would have been destroyed



     6 months ago +28

    Man this was the perfect co main to set up a banger for the middleweight title.

  • Jay


     6 months ago +4

    You can’t please MMA fans
    They get a grappling match and it’s boring
    They get a striking match and it’s boring

  • Adebayo Oluwatosin

    Adebayo Oluwatosin

     6 months ago +129

    That was a mental battle not a physical fight, only true fan and fighters understand, too much readings

  • The Sauce Whisperer

    The Sauce Whisperer

     6 months ago +15

    He didn’t look that good to be honest

  • Black Eyes

    Black Eyes

     6 months ago +7

    Let Israel fight Jacare and Whittaker vs gastelum at the end of the year