Israel Adesanya may not be fighting opponents inside the octagon, but he’s still heading into battle as he helps his local community in its fight against COVID-19.

According to the New Zeland Herald, UFC middleweight champion Adesanya is contributing by providing 10,000 three-ply face masks and 1,000 eye protection face shields for the frontline health staff of his hometown of Whanganui, where his family still resides.

Adesanya is also supplying personal protective equipment (PPE) in Auckland, where he currently lives and trains, as well as his birthplace of Lagos, Nigeria.

Undefeated in his pro career, Adesanya burst onto the scene in 2018, capturing the UFC middleweight title with a second-round knockout over Robert Whittaker this past October. Since then, he successfully defended his title against Yoel Romero at UFC 248 in March.

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