Ufc 243 adesanya vs whittaker. Whittaker vs Adesanya Set For UFC 243 In Melbourne

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With that said, Whittaker figures to win a lot of the striking exchanges in this fight, particularly since Adesanya prefers to fight from a range where the champion can see his strikes coming. Mullarkey manages to spin into guard and land a nice elbow. Great emotion by De Castro in his post-fight interview. Israel Adesanya — Adesanya def. Iaquinta via unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-26 Sergey Spivak vs. Whittaker recovered in between rounds and landed heavy punches early in the second. Adesanya was a heavy favorite to take out the legendary Anderson Silva and seemed to coast to victory while not taking any chances to show the world he can finish.

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UFC 243: Robert Whittaker VS Israel Adesanya

ufc 243 adesanya vs whittaker

New Zealand-based, Nigerian-born Adesanya landed a booming right hook which floored Whittaker in the final seconds of the first round and then ended the fight in the second of the five-round contest with a left hook. Nice left hand scores for Iaquinta from the Southpaw stance. He was more active, threw more punches and connected on the crisper strikes. Iaquinta then attempts a single leg takedown, but he eats a hail of elbows in the process. Sergey Spivac pulls off upset to tap out Tai Tuivasa 11:30 p. In the co-main event, Dan Hooker looked every bit the top contender at 155 pounds with a dismantling decision win over Al Iaquinta. He manages to hit a sit-out and transition into better takedown position, but Hooker still denies the shot.

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UFC 243 results, highlights: Israel Adesanya claims middleweight crown with violent TKO of Robert Whittaker

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It would be a fun fight and one that could and should be made. Potter chipping away with short left hands. Final result: Dhiego Lima def. Round 3: Pitolo tries a jump knee, gets taken down into guard. Mullarkey spins into a single-leg attempt, takes him to the fence.

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UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya Results, Fight Card and News

ufc 243 adesanya vs whittaker

A staggered Whittaker 21-5 barely made it back to his corner. Riddell stuffs it, gets pressed against the fence. The hellacious shot left Tafa down on the canvas for a long time before he was helped up by medical staff. Dhiego Lima Round 1: Both fighters touched gloves to get the action started. His judo throws were a thing of beauty that helped lead to the finish. Matthews darts in with a good lead right.

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UFC 243: Robert Whittaker VS Israel Adesanya

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I'll take the kid with confidence. He ducks an elbow for another takedown attempt, only for Riddell to land on top in mount with a minute to go. Hooker calf kicking the right leg of Iaquinta too now. Is Adesanya ready to go to the next level? Another judo throw immediately allowed Spivac to be in side control and against the cage so he could control where the action was going to go. Mid-point of the round, Lima scores another leg kick, which he followed up with a looping left hand. One is if Adesanya continues his rapid rate of improvement and looks even better after a six-month break, and the other is if the two fights with Romero have taken such a toll that Adesanya manages to end it with a few big blows. They trade and Taha drops him with a left hook.

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ufc 243 adesanya vs whittaker

They trade, Whittaker answers a hook with a head kick. Adesanya rushed in, threw a couple more shots and it was called off and an undisputed champion is crowned. Third hard low kick scores for Hooker. Had the horn not sounded, the fight likely would have ended there. This was Israel Adesanya's moment.

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