UFC 243 saw the coronation of Israel Adesanya as UFC Middleweight champion.
One of the most talented strikers the sport has ever seen, Israel Adesanya showed exactly why so many people have been high on his potential. At UFC 243 the undefeated Adesanya had his hands full facing off against UFC Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, a unique striker in his own right who was undefeated since moving up in weight from the Welterweight division.
Where so many of us, fans and experts alike, thought we’d be in for an extended war between two talented strikers, what we received was a far cry from initial expectations. Israel Adesanya showed up and showed out at UFC 243 in a way no one was quite expecting.
Not only did Israel Adesanya get the party started with a spirited dance performance on his way to the cage, he went on to defeat Robert Whittaker in a manner that could only be described as complete domination.
From the start Whittaker couldn’t quite get himself into the fight and Israel Adesanya was able to exploit the champion’s aggression with some well placed offense, sniping from the outside.
Adesanya eventually closed the show with a devastating left hook counter in the second frame securing the UFC Middleweight championship.
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