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Adesanya in Historic Puma Deal

UFC world middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is fast rising into a global icon.

The Nigerian-born Kiwi has a new sponsor.

Adesanya, popularly called The Style Bender has signed up with Puma, the sports kits manufacuturer.

It was announced Thursday that Adesanya, the UFC middleweight champion, signed a sponsorship deal with Puma – one of the world’s leading athletic apparel brands. Adesanya (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) becomes the first MMA fighter to be an ambassador for Puma.

Pancho Gutstein, general manager of Puma Oceania, said the company is thrilled to partner with the undefeated champ.

“We’re ecstatic to be welcoming one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed athletes to the Puma family,” Gutstein said in a statement.”Not only is Israel a fearless and incredibly talented athlete, but his passion for dancing, fashion, anime, and his memorable personality makes him a standout individual to represent the brand.”

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