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LATEST: Israel Adesanya Retains UFC Middleweight Belt After Beating Whittaker

At #UFC271, Israel Adesanya retained his middleweight title by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) over Robert Whittaker.

On Sunday morning, Adesanya and his arch-rival Whittaker faced up for the second fight inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

On Sunday morning, Robert Whittaker had an opportunity to avenge himself, but he failed.

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The main event of UFC 271 from Houston’s Toyota Center featured a fight between the two finest middleweights in the world.

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After victories over Yoel Romero, Paolo Costa, and Marvin Vettori, this marks Adesanya’s fourth championship defense.

Adesanya won their first fight in 2019 at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, to win the middleweight championship, and he is sure of maintaining it against Whittaker, who has progressed dramatically.

In October 2019, Adesanya won the title with a devastating second-round stoppage of Whittaker in Melbourne, Australia, capping an incredible run in only his eighth bout with the promotion.

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After a brief reign atop the division, Whittaker bounced back with three straight victories to earn a rematch with Adesanya.

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Since their first fight, Adesanya has gone 3-1, with his lone loss coming in an unsuccessful effort to win a second belt at light heavyweight against Jan Blachowicz.

 

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