Israel Mobolaji Adesanya is a Nigerian professional mixed martial artist based in New Zealand. He is a kickboxer, and boxer.
As a mixed martial artist. He is the former Glory middleweight contender winner and King in the Ring two-time cruiserweight and heavyweight champion.
In this article you will learn how to fight like Israel Adesanya and how to use his best strategies in MMA and kickboxing fights.
1- Feinting jabs and low kicks
2- Fast twitch, piston pumping and hand feints
Note the fast-twitch and, piston pumping left hand and right-hand feints, and how Tavares reacts.
3- Thai lead hand technique.
Here he will extend the lead hand from southpaw like a Thai boxer to find range, blind, and frame.
4- Ong-bak elbow
Fakes the ong-bak elbow and with hands and arms relaxed, throws a cross from southpaw.
5- Hip feint to lancing jab
Here is another technique hip feint to lancing jab
6- Defensive technique
Easy wide, defensive IQ is the physical demonstration of reading your opponent like a poker player. In an objective sense, this works because his action of evading is never straight back or even linear. Level changes amidst pivots.
7- Head Hooks Hips
Check this Amazing trick, Head hooks hips, here is urgency and impressively shows his defensive grappling technique with head control before blading hips out and away
8- Foot Feinting and piston pumping
Foot feinting / piston pumping feints into jab to the body.
9- Fakes and ankle Breaks
watch these fakes and ankle breaks approach to the imaginary Roll. Confidence and relaxation show direct causation
10. Knee to short right hook
Knee to short right hook. Tavares never had much of a chance to impose offense, as he was either running into the air or in this case, stiff counters.
11- Short selling punch fakes
Here is some IQ via distance dominance. short selling punch fakes to give the illusion of ” safe range”.
12. Jabs and low kicks
Jabs and low kicks. The more your opponent guesses, the more time for you to be decisive.
13- Head kick
After jabs and low kicks, check Level changing his strike.
14- Head Hooks and hips
Head hooks hips, very amazing defensive grappling technique
15- Head into knee strike
The wonderful offense as a defense. Head into a knee strike.
16- Head kicks.
Head kicks are especially difficult to land clean because of the distance required. Stylebelnder sees an opening, however and does a play on high to low, and round to straight strikes to conclude sequence with a round kick low turned sidekick high. Magical set-up here
17- Head movement
Pre-emptive head movement makes for a moving target. Leans head left, to load the power jab through guard
18- Right hand movement
Note: Right hand extent to frame, creating unbalance while remaining defensively safe.
19- Liver kick
Note the evasion and direction which leads to a hasty forward-moving liver kick. Angle-magic
20- Fulcrum Sweep
Amazing fulcrum sweep
21- Low kicks
The speed and variance of the jab are astounding. The timing of the low kicks is equally perfect. High-level execution of some striking 101’s.
22- Fast twitch Feints
23- Left kick technique
Hip feint into the left straight and condensed Left kick to the body
24- Thai Plum knee to the jaw
More of the same to open this round, long-range jabbing, etc. Tavares is certainly starting to feel the culmination of them and starts over bobbing. Israel exploits with another beautiful Thai plum knee to the jaw.
25- Long Jabs
More symbiotic hip shuffling feints into long jabs.
26- ZIG-ZAG Movement
Zig-zag and coinciding slips of each attempted is very important to make yourself safe self from Jabs.
27- Heavy legs
Pulling backward is so effective. Heavy legs are ripe for reaping.
28- Kick to the middle section of the body
More like sided striking from southpaw very hard to defend via punch straight high to round kick the mid section of the body.
29- Head control
30- Post elbow
This labored kick attempt caught easily with over under clamp. Fake shucking left to spin right, and after this, he checks out of harm’s way post elbow as well
31- Thai clinch knee strike
Note: the right foot in position for the right cross, and another quick Thai clinch knee to cap off a brilliant combination.
32- Post flurry and shoulder bump
Literally rolling with punches like a boxer including a nice post-flurry, shoulder bump
33- Locking up
Though the Kimura is locked up, Tavares is a veteran and knows how to defend this, thus far in theory. this trick here is using the right hand to separate, out and away, and amidst turning, to block the hips. Hips too high and BT’s too free. If Adesanya trapped with his own left leg and rotated right counter-clockwise, he may have finished.
34- Ground Striking
After his southpaw rangefinder became familiar, he reaches outright and firmly grabs the left wrist. The key to this is a few folds, but the thumb must position down, after using their momentum inward. Then the hand will open and shoulder free to rotate elbow to face. This is a fantastic technique for ground striking as well.
35- Ring cutting ability
Notice his ring/cage cutting ability. In orthodox he steps right foot first, in direction of but not adjacent to BT, and drags left foot behind
36- Liver Shot
He taps the right shoulder to use the pendulum effect and dig heels for the liver shot.
37- Post clinch/Frame break
Check out this trick post clinch/frame break. Stylebender dramatically sells on the mounting leg kicks, looks down and question mark kicks hitching what first came out like a leg kicks.
38- Grappling technique
Check out this trick, in this scenario, take the elbow up and around and while posting left leg, raises the right leg up and over like a sweep to mount. this right arm should pull-left arm tightly with thumb toward the sky.
39- Leg blocked
Arches up and over to avoid getting leg blocked or trapped in half guard, making the high pressure (x2) choke unlikely.
Stylebender is living up to the hype and the name. if the grappling keeps improving exponentially, we may be looking at the future middleweight legend.