Win more laurels for Nigeria, Dabiri-Erewa tells Adesanya

Dabiri-Erewa and Isreal Adesanya

Win more laurels for Nigeria, Dabiri-Erewa tells Israel Adesanya

By Maureen Okon

Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has urged Israel Adesanya to win more laurels for Nigeria.

Dabiri-Erwa stated this on Sunday while congratulating Adesanya for retaining the Unified Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Category in a three-set win.

Adesanya retained his title, beating Robert Whittaker in a unanimous decision of 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 at the Toyota Sports Centre, Houston-Texas, USA.

The NiDCOM boss congratulated Adesanya for the giant strides in defeating his arch opponent, Whittaker for the second time to retain the title.

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She described Adesanya’s performance as a true reflection of the resilience, passion, dedication and commitment of Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora.

She urged him to sustain the momentum.

Adesanya took on Robert Whittaker in 2019 in Melbourne, Australia through a knock-out.

Saturday’s fight was Adesanya’s Fourth Title Defence after defeats against Yoel Romero, Paolo Costa, and Marvin Vettori, respectively.

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