Stephen Dunmoye

UFC president, Dana White hinted at the post-fight press conference that there were plans for a debut event in Africa.

It was reported that, the promotion is looking at Nigeria and other nations to host an event as soon as next year.

Meanwhile, Former UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, is still keen on UFC Africa after getting word of White’s announcement.

Adesanya fell to Pereira on Nov 13 in New York City at the Madison Square Garden.

It was his first defeat at middleweight and just his second loss of his MMA career overall.

Adesanya eyes an immediate rematch with Pereira and a chance to re-write the script when it comes to their rivalry in combat sports.

During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Adesanya dismissed the notion that UFC Africa won’t be as big without him and Kamaru Usman on the cards as champions.

“The hunter’s now the hunted. F*ck the belt,” Adesanya said. “It’s us. What we’ve done is etched in history forever. There are moments in history that will never be captured again. We’re still writing the book; this is not over.”

Adesanya, Usman and UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, a Cameroonian, are three of the biggest African-born stars in combat sports history.
Ngannou is expected to return next year, while Usman is itching for an immediate rematch of his own.

If White and the UFC follow up on their plan for an Africa-based event, Adesanya is intent on fighting on the card, even if it means not fighting with a title on the line.