Nigerian kickboxer, Israel Adesanya has defeated Robert Whittaker through unanimous determination (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) at #UFC271 to retain the middleweight crown.
Adesanya and his arch-rival, Whittaker, clashed for the second time on the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on Sunday morning.
Robert Whittaker acquired an opportunity at revenge on Sunday morning however failed.
The conflict between the 2 greatest middleweights within the UFC was the principle occasion for UFC 271 from Houston’s Toyota Center.
The combat is Adesanya’s fourth title defence after wins in opposition to Yoel Romero, Paolo Costa and Marvin Vettori.
Adesanya emerged victorious of their first combat on the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia in 2019 to assert the middleweight title and he’s assured of retaining the belt in opposition to a a lot improved Whittaker.
Adesanya scored a thunderous second-round knockout of Whittaker in Melbourne, Australia to assert the title in October 2019 to cap a tremendous run in simply his seventh combat with the promotion.
Whittaker rebounded with three straight victories to earn a second shot in opposition to Adesanya after his transient keep atop the division. Adesanya is 3-1 since their first assembly with the lone defeat coming in a failed try and earn a second title at mild heavyweight in opposition to Jan Blachowicz.