Israel Adesanya defeated Jared Cannonier and retained his belt for the 5th time
The Nigerian won by unanimous decision at UFC 276 and regained his middleweight belt.
Israel Adesanya beat Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision and retained his middleweight title for the fifth time in a row in what was the evening of UFC 276 held in the city of Las Vegas.
The judges’ cards determined the Nigerian winner with partials of 49-46, 49-46, 50-45.
In this way, Adesanya stretched her record to 23 wins in her 24 professional fights. It should be noted that their only defeat was in the attempt to take the title of the light heavyweight division against Jan Błachowicz.
In the fight, the champion bet, as we are used to, to strong blows and kicks in the legs of his rival.
On the other hand, the American tried to narrow the distance with Adesanya, since he is 10 centimeters smaller, but he failed to connect any significant blows.
On the other hand, Adesanya and Cannonier’s fight wasn’t the only one for the night’s title, as Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway also faced off.
This was the co-star event and it was the featherweight belt fight.
In this case, the winner was Volkanovski by unanimous decision (50-45 on all three cards).
In this way, the Australian gets his fourth successful defense and remains undefeated in the UFC although as a professional he has not lost since 2013 and maintains a record of 25-1-0.