JUST IN: Israel Adesanya defeats Cannonier to retain UFC middleweight title

JUST IN: Israel Adesanya defeats Cannonier to retain UFC middleweight title

Nigerian-born fighter, Israel Adesanya defeated Jarred Cannonier via unanimous decision on Sunday morning in Las Vegas.

The win sees him retain the UFC middleweight championship title.

JUST IN: Israel Adesanya defeats Cannonier to retain UFC middleweight title

Adesanya fought against middleweight contender Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 at the T-mobile Arena.

More so, the win for Adesanya means that he has successfully defended his title five times since then.

His only loss in a fight was during his unsuccessful step up to light heavyweight, losing to then-champion Jan Blachowicz.

JUST IN: Israel Adesanya defeats Cannonier to retain UFC middleweight title

Now, in the last round on Sunday morning, Cannonier struggled to get a takedown while Adesanya was cautious as the crowd got restless.

Though Adesanya landed clean jabs, Cannonier fired back with a flurry of punches.

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JUST IN: Israel Adesanya defeats Cannonier to retain UFC middleweight title

However, Cannonier failed to complete a takedown and lost by unanimous decision.

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