The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa congratulated Israel Adesanya for the giant strides by defeating his arch-opponent Robert Whittaker for the second time to retain title.
Adesanya, winner of the Unified Fighting Championship(UFC), Middleweight Category has retained his title beating Robert Whittaker in a unanimous decision 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 at the Toyota Sports Centre, Houston-Texas, USA.
In a statement by Mr Gabriel Odu of Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the Commission, Dabiri-Erewa described Adesanya’s performance as a true reflection of the resilience, passion, dedication and commitment of Nigerians both at home and in Diaspora.
She urged him to sustain the momentum and win more laurels for Nigeria. It could be recalled that Israel Adesanya took on Robert Whittaker in 2019 in Melbourne, Australia through a knock-out.
Saturday’s fight is Adesanya’s Fourth Title Defence after defeats against Yoel Romero, Paolo Costa and Marvin Vettori, respectively.