1 Sports and Youth Development Minister Sunday Dare congratulated Nigerian-born UFC champion Isreal Adesanya on another successful title defense.
3 Adesanya, early Sunday morning in Las Vegas, United States of America, defeated Jared Cannonier to retain his UFC middleweight crown with a unanimous decision win.
4 Dare, in a statement, praised Adesanya for being a worthy youth ambassador for the country.
5 The Minister said that Nigeria is proud of the achievements of Israel Adesanya and another UFC champion, Kamaru Usman, who continue to identify with the country every time they compete.
6 “We are proud of Adesanya and Usman and we will continue to celebrate them because they always identify with Nigeria, they always proudly carry our flag wherever they go. They are our global icons. We believe that they have many more successes ahead of them”, concluded Dare.