Adesanya the Stylebender now UFC Middleweight King (Videos)

Written by O'News Blog

Israel Adesanya, a Nigerian born  New Zealander has knocked out Robert Whittaker in round two to become the undisputed middleweight champion at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

The 30 year old mixed martial artist who is unbeaten in the sport stretched his unbeaten run to 18 bouts with 14 knockouts and 4 by referees decisions.

Though Adesanya was the underdog coming into the fight, he made good his way knocking down Whittaker and his excited parents stole the show with their emotional support after the Stylebender was declared winner.

The ‘Stylebender’, as Adesanya is referred to, signed with the UFC in December 2017 and got his career off in the ring with a second round TKO win over Rob Wilkinson on February 11, 2018.

The fight had a new UFC attendance record of 57,127 and grossed gate fees of AU$8,088,661 (US$5,478,345).

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