Electric Adesanya Too Good for Whittaker at UFC 243
Israel dethrones the UFC middleweight champ in Melbourne.
Israel Adesanya produced a brilliant win against the now-former middleweight champ Robert Whittaker at UFC 243, his electric performance confirming his status among MMA's elite.
In front of the biggest live gate in UFC history, Whittaker made a good start and appeared to have Adesanya in trouble in front of a home crowd at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium.
But The Last Stylebender caught his opponent with a brilliant shot early in the second round, before getting into some ground and ppound for a thrilling victory by knockout.
"It's probably one of my toughest tests, but I make it look easy," said the Nigerian-born New Zealander after his latest win extended his unbeaten run to 18 matches.
Unseating Adesanya as the UFC Middleweight Champion looks like it will take some doing.