Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya

VIDEO: Watch the UFC 305 Press Conference: Du Plessis vs. Adesanya

Adesanya Returns to Face Du Plessis in UFC 305 Showdown

Catch the UFC 305 Press Conference!

Two weeks ago, it was announced that former UFC champion Israel Adesanya would make his highly anticipated return at UFC 305. Adesanya is set to face current middleweight champion Dricus du Plessis in the main event.

Adesanya has been out of action since losing his title to Sean Strickland at UFC 293 last September. Meanwhile, Du Plessis secured a victory over Strickland at UFC 297 earlier this year, adding to his impressive win against UFC veteran Robert Whittaker via TKO.

Former title challenger Steve Erceg will also return to the octagon for the first time since his loss to UFC champion Alexandre Pantoja. Erceg is set to fight top-ranked flyweight Kai Kara-France on the main card. UFC 305 will take place in Perth, Australia, on August 18. Additionally, heavyweight Junior Tafa has been confirmed to compete against Russian fighter Valter Walker. Watch the press conference in the player below!


UFC 305: Dricus Du Plessis vs. Israel Adesanya – Scheduled Fights

• Middleweight Title Fight: Dricus Du Plessis vs. Israel Adesanya
• Flyweight: Steve Erceg vs. Kai Kara-France
• Lightweight: Tom Nolan vs. Alex Reyes
• Women’s Flyweight: Tereza Bleda vs. Casey O’Neill
• Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
• Flyweight: Stewart Nicoll vs. TBA
• Heavyweight: Junior Tafa vs. Valter Walker
• Featherweight: Joshua Culibao vs. Ricardo Ramos
• Featherweight: Jack Jenkins vs. Gavin Tucker

Israel Adesanya’s return to the octagon is one of the most anticipated comebacks in recent MMA history. After a year-long hiatus following his loss to Sean Strickland, Adesanya is eager to reclaim his title. Du Plessis, on the other hand, has been on a tear, defeating top contenders and capturing the middleweight belt earlier this year.

The event, which will be held at the RAC Arena, marks the third time Perth has hosted a UFC Pay-Per-View. Fans are particularly excited about the heavyweight clash between Tai Tuivasa and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, promising an explosive showdown.

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