Watch The Moment Andre Galvao Surprised Israel Adesanya With A Purple Belt Promotion

In case you missed the news, undefeated UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya received his purple belt yesterday after earning his blue belt back in 2017. The moment was a big one for the MMA champ, who has been visiting California for the past month and training with some of the best grapplers on the mats at Atos HQ.

When Adesanya said that Andre Galvao had “surprised” him with his purple belt, though, he wasn’t joking. A video uploaded by Atos shows that Galvao presented Adesanya with his belt during a technique demo, and Adesanya was clearly taken off guard. After his new belt was tied around his waist, Adesanya addressed the other students in the room, giving credit to his professor and expressing his love for the sport.

You can check out the emotional moment below:


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