SPECTOR DROP VIII | "THE LAST STYLEBENDER" (DROPS 5/12)
“THE LAST STYLEBENDER”
Spector Drop VII commemorates the incredible legacy of Israel Adesanya and his UFC 287 Alex Pereira knockout.
Israel Adesanya stunned the world at UFC 287, delivering a devastating knockout blow to Alex Pereria. Overcoming defeat to the same opponent three times is no small feat, yet Adesanya rose to the occasion in an iconic triumph that will be remembered as one of UFC's greatest knockouts. But it wasn't just his underdog story that inspired; Adesanya's celebration and speech after the fight were equally remarkable. Standing over Pereria, he fired three arrows in a symbolic gesture representing his three losses to the former champ, which added to the already viral moment. His post-fight message to the world resonated deeply and will continue to do so for a long time.
In his speech he addressed the world by saying "You will never feel this level of happiness if you don't go for something in your own life. When they knock you down, when they try to sh*t on you, when they talk sh*t about you and they try to put their foot on your neck, if you stay down, you will never get that resolve. Fortify your mind and feel this level of happiness one time in your life."
Adesanya's story is one of overcoming challenges and inspiring others to pursue their dreams. His remarkable victory and inspiring words moved me to create my first-ever MMA piece, and I have no doubt that Adesanya will continue to inspire many others in the years to come.
Upon closer inspection, a multitude of crucial details tell the story of The Last Stylebender. These includes two of his tattoos, "broken native" and "the dragon," glowing with the same vibrant energy as the surrounding lighting. The Ultimate Fighting Championship belt rests snugly around his waist, while quotes such as "fortify your mind" and "I don't throw and hope, I am and fire" are lasting remnants of the moment. Lastly, Adesanya's now-iconic arrow-shooting pose serves as a testament to his greatness.
This exclusive artwork, available in both print and canvas versions, is a unique creation that cannot be replicated or found elsewhere. Whether you're a devoted UFC fan, an admirer of Israel Adesanya and his special talent, or simply appreciate exceptional artwork, this painting is a valuable addition to your collection. Don't let this opportunity pass you by to own a one-of-a-kind piece of art that honors the enduring legacy of one of the greatest fighters in UFC history.
DROP IS LIVE | 5/12 AT 6 PM EST
SPECTOR DROPS | AVAILABLE 72 HOURS ONLY
What is a Spector Drop?
Artist Jordan Spector hand selects specific projects in which he offers an exclusive print and canvas replica as a first edition collection. These specialty pieces are available for 72 HOURS ONLY. Once these pieces are gone, they’re gone… What’s included:
- All art prints and canvases will be hand signed and numbered in Spector’s gold ink style.
- All prints have a metallic, holographic like, finish. This enhances all the details and colors. These are the only replicas with this specialty layer.
- All canvases are gallery wrapped on 1.5 inch thick wood stretcher bars and come ready to hang on the wall, giving the artwork that unique painting look and feel.
- All canvases are hand embellished by artist Jordan Spector.
- Every replica is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
- All artwork is made to order. Please allow production time of 2-3 weeks. This time is necessary to produce all artwork and allows time for artist signatures and embellishments.
PRICING LIST (FREE SHIPPING)
Be prepared to be blown away by this holographic-like lithograph. Kodak Metallic features an increased color gamut for stronger, brighter more vibrant colors. It offers natural looking skins tones and excellent D-min for bright whites and very high D-mac for rich deep blacks.
- Paper weight: 175 gsm
- Paper type: Kodak Metallic
- Wear gloves when touching the surface.
- Giclée printing quality.
- Fade resistant.
- Made in the USA.
16X20 Inches | $75
Take the hassle out of finding a frame to display your print by purchasing it pre framed and ready to hang. This customized black and gold trim frame with a red hue double matte is available only for this drop. This is a complete product, the artwork arrives to your doorstep ready to hang on the wall.
- Solid wood frame covered with acrylic felt bumpers.
- Frames made from wood moldings.
- Black paper backing.
- Finished with a wire hanger.
- 1.5 " thick frame.
- Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
- Hardware included.
- Made in the USA
16x20 Inches + Custom Framing | $275
All canvas prints are gallery stretched with 1 and 1/2 inch quality wood stretcher bars and come ready to hang giving you that authentic painting look and feel
- Acid Free, Archival Quality Giclée Print Process.
- Industry-Recognized standard for High-Quality Canvas Art.
- Matte finished wrap.
- Fade, Tear, Water, Scratch, and Warp Resistant.
- All Canvas Art arrives w/ Sawtooth Hanger.
- Just unwrap and hang right out of the box.
- Top quality with carefully sourced materials.
- Handmade in the USA.
16X20 Inches | $175
24X30 Inches | $300
30X40 Inches | $500
Floating frames give art the illusion of canvas floating inside the picture frame without touching it. Canvas is mounted in the frame using a proprietary combination of tension and adhesive. Black floater frames are made from recycled plastic making them solid, durable, lightweight, and environmentally friendly.
- Full finished back.
- Pre framed and ready to hang
- Scratch-resistant UV coating.
- Pre-installed saw-tooth hangers.
- Corner bumpers for level hanging and to protect your wall.
- 25" thick frame.
- Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
- Hardware included.
16X20 Inches + Framing | $395
24X30 Inches + Framing | $595
30X40 Inches + Framing | $795
ISRAEL ADESANYA AND HIS LEGACY
Israel Adesanya, also known as "The Last Stylebender," is a Nigerian-born mixed martial artist who has quickly risen to become one of the biggest names in the UFC. Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and spent much of his childhood in New Zealand. Growing up, Adesanya was interested in various combat sports, including boxing, kickboxing, and taekwondo. He began training in martial arts at a young age and quickly developed a passion for the sport.
Adesanya's early years were not without their challenges. He faced discrimination and bullying due to his Nigerian heritage, which led him to develop a tough exterior and a fierce determination to succeed. Adesanya channeled his energy into martial arts, where he found an outlet for his emotions and a way to express himself.
FROM KICKBOXING TO THE UFC
Adesanya began his career in kickboxing, where he compiled an impressive record of 75-5, with 29 knockouts. In 2017, he made his debut in the UFC and quickly began turning heads. He won his first six UFC fights in just over a year, including impressive victories over former champions Anderson Silva and Robert Whittaker.
In 2019, Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum in a thrilling back-and-forth battle to claim the interim UFC middleweight championship. Later that year, he unified the title by defeating Whittaker in front of a record-breaking crowd in Melbourne, Australia. Adesanya's flashy striking and unique fighting style have made him a fan favorite, while his tough exterior and fierce determination have earned him respect from fellow fighters.
DEFENDING THE BELT
Since then, Adesanya has defended his title successfully against top contenders like Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa, and Marvin Vettori. He has become known for his flashy entrances, unique personality, and devastating striking ability. Adesanya remained on top until his old foe Alex Pereira came to dethrone him in 2022. For the third time in Adesanyas fighting career he lost to Pereira, twice in kickboxing and now once in the UFC. Thus losing his champion belt.
However, with his back against the wall The Last Stylebender rose to the occasion to reclaim his throne. He recently achieved one of the greatest victories of his career by knocking out Alex Pereira in the second round of their UFC 287 rematch. Adesanya had trained specifically for this fight, determined to overcome his 0-3 deficit against "Poatan."
Despite facing a formidable opponent, Adesanya demonstrated his resilience and skill by walking through Pereira's early strikes and setting up one of the UFC's greatest counter combinations. The stunning onslaught left Pereira motionless on the mat, and Adesanya reclaimed his undisputed UFC middleweight title.
With this win, Adesanya has solidified his status as one of the best middleweight fighters in the UFC, having defeated many of the division's top contenders. While it is uncertain who his next opponent will be, a trilogy bout with Robert Whittaker or a fight against undefeated Chechen contender Khamzat Chimaev are both possibilities. Regardless of who he faces next, Adesanya is clearly in top form and more confident than ever, having overcome his personal boogeyman in Pereira.