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Israel Adesanya easily defends middleweight title at UFC276 main event

Las Vegas — Israel Adesanya unanimously defeats Jared Cannonier at the UFC 276 Main Event at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night. Maintained a middleweight belt. Vegas Strip.

In other big matches,Alexander Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway for the third timeand defended the featherweight title with an unanimous decision with overwhelming performance.

Adesanya (23-1, 15 finishes) won the belt as one of the UFC's most entertaining fighters and personalities three years ago, but his elaborate ringwalk is his dry and technical. Beyond the cautious Cannonier (15-6 12 finish), which may have been the most thrilling part of the victory.

After copying the famous professional wrestler Undertaker, on a walk involving the wrestler's signature hat and large jar, Adesanya patiently chose Cannonier with five rounds of kicks and occasional punches. Cannonier won his first UFC title at the age of 38, but he struggled to find a consistent and impressive range and didn't show enough despair to understand it.

Israel Adesanya (left) and Jared Cannonier exchange during their middleweight title fight.

Adesanya is a scorecard for all three judges 50- I won 45 and 49. -46 and 49-46. He hasn't lost the UFC Middleweight fight, but has only one stop win in five 185-pound fights since 2019.

It's a great game plan, "said Adesanya.

As for Volkanovski (25-1, 15 finishes), he won his streak with an overwhelming display against former 145-pound champion Hollowway (23-7, 12 finishes). It has been extended to 22 races. Volkanovski carried out a sharp boxing match plan against one of the UFC's best punchers, bleeding Hollowway's face early on and steadily increasing punishment until the last few minutes.

Hollowway's entire face was bright red at the last bell. Volkanovski won all rounds with scorecards 50-45 for all three judges.

"Max Holloway is an absolute beast," Volkanovski said. "The strength we two had, I needed it. I really needed it. I had to put it in my head."

UFC 276 The penultimate match of the fight concludes a memorable trilogy between the two biggest featherweights in UFC history, except for long-time champion José Aldo. Volkanovski won two highly competitive battles in 2019 and 2020 with a decision over Hollowway, but Hollowway reasserts his claim to another shot on the belt held for three years. In order to win the following two battles.

Alexander Volkanovski

The two skilled strikers are, of course, at their feet. Continuing the fight, Volkanovski closed enough distance to do damage in the first two rounds, especially when he opened a nasty cut over Hollowway's left eye. Hollowway's answer diminished as the cut increased, and Volkanovski patiently scored and left no doubt in his decision.

Later, Volkanovski lost weight as champion Charles Oliveira defeated Justin Gaethje in May, so he moved up £ 10 for the currently vacant lightweight title. He said he was going to do it.

Prior to the title battle, Alex Pereira honed the status of the Brazilian kickboxing champion as an immediate middleweight title candidate Sean Strickland on strike in the middle of the first round of victory. Destroyed. Pereira took a shower and hurried back to the arena after his match to see the main event.

Brian Barbarena also stopped Robbie Lawler on a strike in the second half of the second round of a brutal battle in which both veterans absorbed tremendous punishment. After losing the first round on the scorecards of the two judges, Barbarena in a long gust that began with a series of step-in elbows to break the defenses of 40-year-old Roller, who played his first UFC match in 2002. I finished it.

Donald Cerrone
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In the undercard, Jim Miller sets a UFC record in his 24th career. He won, finishing Donald Serone with a guillotine choke in the second round.

Miller's breakthrough victory at the age of 38 broke the relationship between Serone and Andrei Arlovski at the UFC's Career Winmark.

"The numbers that appeared (combined) in this battle will never be seen again, but I'm excited to get the W," Miller said. "That guillotine, I can do it while I'm sleeping. I knew it was only a matter of time."

39-year-old Serone retired in a cage after the match. Selone broke the mirror at the first meeting in 2014, but Selone has been 4-10 since 2016, recording seven unwinning streak wins.

Veteran flyweight Jessica Eye has announced her retirement to Maycee Barber after losing her decision. Ai, who turns 36 this month, fought for the £ 125 title in 2019, but she's now losing five out of six.