See the feelings from fellow UFC fighters on Israel Adesanya retaining his middleweight title against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276
It was a disappointing major party, but a successful title protection for Israel Adesanya nonetheless, as he retained the UFC middleweight championship in opposition to Jared Cannonier in the main event of UFC 276.
The 1st spherical was a quiet one, but a clear a single for Adesanya, performing his jab and puzzling Cannonier. Cannonier was still not able to get his ability heading in the 2nd spherical, as Adesanya ongoing to arrive forward and labored his punches and kicks all around the overall body.
Adesanya continued his productive hanging in the 3rd spherical, but Cannonier attempted to give him a grappling fight, looking to get a takedown endeavor and a clinch in the 3rd spherical — neither of which had been completely thriving but troubled the winner considerably
Cannonier’s grappling initiatives have been for naught in the fourth, and he did not appear to have just about anything for the champion.
Cannonier’s absence of offense ongoing into the closing round. Nevertheless he did land a noteworthy few of photographs in the fight’s last minute, there seemed to be nothing that would give Cannonier a major benefit versus the champion in any round.
All a few judges awarded the combat to Adesanya, with two 49-46 scores and a 50-45.
UFC 276: Pros react to Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier
This marked Adesanya’s fifth time entering the Octagon as defending UFC middleweight champion. Adesanya claimed interim middleweight gold in opposition to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 just before unifying with Robert Whittaker at UFC 243.
Considering that then, Adesanya has retained the title versus Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori and Whittaker. Adesanya’s only MMA reduction came when he went up to gentle heavyweight and challenged then-UFC champion Jan Blachowicz.
Cannonier entered this struggle with wins in five of his final six. This consists of his most the latest two fights, a choice acquire in excess of Gastelum and a knockout of Derek Brunson.