Israel Adesanya breaks out his best WWE moves during UFC 234 open workouts

Israel Adesanya

UFC is back on television screens this weekend as the promotion returns to Australia for the first pay-per-view event since late December.

They were only 'down under' two months ago for a Fight Night card that featured recently departed heavyweight Mark Hunt, but the last pay-per-view they hosted saw Yoel Romero knock Luke Rockhold out in the main event last February.

Whilst the whole card itself isn't exactly stacked on Sunday afternoon in Melbourne, the co-main events could lift the roof off the Rod Laver Arena.

The last bout on the card sees Australian native Robert Whitaker put his Middleweight championship on the line against number four-ranked Kelvin Gastelum.

And another UFC star fighting out of that part of the world will put his unbeaten MMA record on the line - that man is Israel Adesanya.

The Last Stylebender convincingly knocked-out Derek Brunson at UFC 230, which has landed him a massive fight against the legendary Anderson Silva.

At 43 years of age now, Silva is not the man he once was, and he hasn't fought for two years since his unanimous decision victory over Brunson, but you never know what version of 'The Spider' will be unleashed come this weekend.

Israel Adesanya's open workout antics this week show he's extremely confident heading into his fight with Anderson Silva

If you thought Adesanya was feeling the pressure though upon facing an MMA great, he's certainly not showing it.

During the open workouts in Melbourne, Adesanya decided to entertain the public and break out his best WWE moves on his trainer.

A Stone Cold Stunner, Rock Bottom and People's Elbow later and his work was done - he even threw a Ric Flair strut and Booker T-esque Spinaroonie in there for good measure.

With a 15-0 record as a professional and being just 29 years old, Adesanya has the world at his feet, and it will be impressive if he can dispatch of Silva regardless of his age.

And if he is victorious, no doubt he will have his eyes firmly locked onto the main event of the evening as he looks to move up from his sixth position in the official UFC middleweight rankings.

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