Nigerian mixed martial arts star, Israel Adesanya has emerged the undisputed UFC Middleweight champion.
The 30-year-old New Zealand-based, Nigerian-born boxer knocked out Whittaker with a right hook-left hook combination at 3:33 of the second round in the main event of UFC 243.
The Nigerian demolished Robert Whittaker in just two rounds in the early hours of today October 6th, to hold his status as the division’s king.
Nicknamed – The Last StyleBender, Adesanya and another Nigerian, Kamaru Usman hold the titles in a UFC category.
Meanwhile, Adesanya’s feat has seen him lauded by fight fans across the world. He remains undefeated in his MMA career, holding a professional record of 18–0. On Saturday night, he wasted no time in showing why he holds an impeccable record in his professional career.
Whittaker suffered from the commencement of the fight as his Nigerian opponent went on the offensive. As a matter of fact, Adesanya knocked down his opponent as the buzzer went in round one.
He managed to survive the first round. However, Adesanya’s quick combinations and deadly punches saw off Whittaker in the second round.
Adesanya made his UFC debut a little under two years ago. Notwithstanding, he has risen very quickly to become the Welterwight champion in just 20 months.
In the process, he has defeated the likes of Rob Wilkinson, Marvin Vettori, Brad Tavares and Derek Brunson. Also, he dispatched Anderson Silva before his latest triumph over Robert Whittaker.