If you look at the past five fights of each of Adesanya's last three opponents, that is their combined record. I'm not cherry-picking: if you take each fighter's past seven fights, that record is a similarly unimpressive 8-11-2. To earn the interim title shot, Adesanya beat two fighters who combined to go 1-5-1 and 2-4 in their previous fights. And one of the three combined wins was because the two fought each other. Prior to those fights, Adesanya fought Brad Tavarez and Marvin Vettori. None of this is to say that Gastellum isn't a good fighter; he is. But UFC must really think this guy can be a star. Will they continue to give him good matchups, and how long can he be propped up before he loses?