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Israel Adesanya Completely Loses It While Watching Alexander Volkanovski Escape Brian Ortega's Submissions

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Israel Adesanya Completely Loses It While Watching Alexander Volkanovski Escape Brian Ortega's Submissions

Israel Adesanya, like the rest of us, endured on a rollercoaster of emotions while watching UFC 266 over the weekend.

Now footage of the UFC middleweight champion's incredible reaction to seeing Alexander Volkanovski escape Brian Ortega's submissions has emerged online - and it makes for amazing viewing.

Credit: City Kickboxing New Zealand
Credit: City Kickboxing New Zealand

During the fight itself, momentum swung in Ortega's favour in the third round when he managed to catch Volkanovski in a deep guillotine choke.

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The bout looked like it was over with Volkanovski on the verge of being choked unconscious.

Refusing to give up, the Aussie miraculously managed to wriggle his way out of it and somehow ended up on top.

But just a matter of moments later, while taking some brutal ground and pound, jiu-jitsu master Ortega pulled guard and slipped in a triangle which put Volkanovski in serious danger once again.

Incredibly, the Aussie showed the mentality of a champion and managed to reverse the nasty choke in the dying embers of the round.

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For Volkanovski, it was a heart-in-mouth moment as his featherweight strap looked to be slipping away from his grasp.

But for us fans watching from home, to say that we were on the edge of our seats would be an understatement.

Speaking from the perspective of a spectator, we couldn't believe what was unfolding before our very eyes - and UFC middleweight champ Adesanya was clearly in the same boat.

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In a fascinating clip posted online, you can see the Kiwi fan favourites agonising reaction to the dramatic sequence of events.

Witnessing his good friend and training partner on the verge of going to sleep, Adesanya's whole body starts to curl up as he squirms in his seat.

"Fight Volko, fight! Please," Adesanya screams at the television.

He then mimics the action of tucking his head into his chest.

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"Chin down! Chin down! Yes Volko! Yessssss, yesssssssss!"

And when the Aussie's head finally popped out from between Ortega's arms, Adesanya dived to the living room floor as he struggled to contain his sheer excitement.

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But his ecstasy was short-lived when Ortega secured a triangle choke.

"Get the f**k outta here! Noooooooo, noooooooo! What?!" Adesanya shouted.

But when Volkanovski prevailed again, the New Zealander let out an even bigger scream, giving his mate a big high-five.

Adesanya's extraordinary reaction to the ups and downs of MMA has now gone viral on social media - and you can understand why.

What a clip.

You can watch the entire video in the YouTube embed below...

Featured Image Credit: YouTube / Israel Adesanya / PA

Topics: reaction, Brian Ortega, UFC, Australia, MMA, Israel Adesanya

Max Sherry
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