The reigning UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya paid homage to WWE Hall of Famer The Undertaker at UFC 276. ‘The Last Stylebender’ headlined the event against Jared Cannonier in a title bout. Adesanya is still undefeated at middleweight and successfully defend his championship for the fifth time. He lasted all five rounds in a tense and physical fight. Top Gun: Maverick star Miles Teller was also spotted with his wife.
— Slick Willy® (@MatthewHarris79) July 3, 2022
Israel Adesanya made the iconic Undertaker entrance
Adesanya donned the ‘Taker’s trademark cowboy hat, carried an urn with Cannonier’s name on it, and walked out to a rendition of The Deadman’s theme. Adesanya made his way to the Octagon in the same brooding manner as The Undertaker.
WWE had presented their Money in the Bank premier live event a few hours before UFC 276, Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, and SmackDown commentator & analyst Pat McAfee attended the UFC fight. Following Adesanya’s tribute to The Undertaker and his incredible win, several members of the WWE Universe took to social media to share their thoughts on the moments.
The former WWE Divas Champion Paige wrote: “Side note. Adesanya using the undertakers music is making me mark out like crazy!!! @ufc“
Alexander Lee wrote: “Jessica-Rose Clark came out to HBK’s theme, Izzy is doing the full Undertaker, and Vince McMahon and co. are in the building
MMA IS PRO WRESTLING #UFC276“
Troydan wrote: “Israel Adesanya coming out as The Undertaker god damn WWE in the octagon tonight”
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 3, 2022
Side note. Adesanya using the undertakers music is making me mark out like crazy!!! @ufc
— SARAYA (@RealPaigeWWE) July 3, 2022
Jessica-Rose Clark came out to HBK's theme, Izzy is doing the full Undertaker, and Vince McMahon and co. are in the building
MMA IS PRO WRESTLING #UFC276
— Alexander K Lee (@AlexanderKLee) July 3, 2022
Israel Adesanya coming out as The Undertaker god damn WWE in the octagon tonight pic.twitter.com/yWQ6dHfeqs
— Troydan (@Troydan) July 3, 2022
The Undertaker will be performing in Nashville in a one-man show on July 29th. The “UNDERTAKER 1 deadMAN SHOW” will take place at Wildhorse Saloon.