UFC 276: Israel Adesanya defeated Jared Cannonier.
Israel Adesanya defeated Jared Cannonier through unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) at UFC 276 on Saturday, July 2, 2022, dwell from the T-Cell Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
“We know who is next, (Alex Pereira), have confidence in me the first time I instructed you that was an mistake on my element spamming proper hands and that was in kickboxing. It was uncomplicated to knock out the homeboy (Sean Strickland). What’s the hillbilly’s identify? Mainly because he was pairing the jabs. But like I said at the press conference, next time I put you on skates. You are going to get frozen like Elsa. I’ll depart it at that,” mentioned Adesanya.
UFC 276: Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier: Spherical-by-round recap
Before the battle even began, Adesanya arrived out to the Octagon to The Undertaker’s iconic entrance new music. To total the glimpse, Adesanya held an urn and wore a hat comparable to the one worn by The Undertaker. The entrance was confident to place a smile on the encounter of the WWE’s Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, and Triple H who was sitting down Octagon side following the summary of WWE’s Income In The Bank occasion which took location at the MGM Grand on Saturday. Adesanya then pretended to pee on the cage like a doggy to mark his territory.
Cannonier moved into the middle and introduced the struggle to Adesanya, who landed a few of leg kicks. The fighters traded leg kicks, with Cannonier landing a body kick. Adesanya observed accomplishment with his jab early in the spherical and continued throwing it through the spherical. Adesanya landed a calf kick but Cannonier fired again with a single of his have.
Adesanya was aggressive to start off the 2nd round as he pushed the action, landing a head kick. The two continued to trade leg kicks. The struggle was stopped for a break up next for a lower blow but instantly restarted. Cannonier landed a ideal but Adesanya ongoing to push forward, landing a mixture. The struggle was paused for a next time right after Cannonier was poked in the eye by Adesanya. Cannonier wiped his eye off with a towel and immediately explained to referee Herb Dean he didn’t need to have the health practitioner to look at him and was completely ready to battle. The two fighters continued to trade punches for the remainder of the spherical, with Adesanya working with his jab to win the exchanges.
Adesanya opened with a kick to the thigh and then skipped with a head kick. Adesanya landed an exterior leg kick but Cannonier responded with his most effective mixture of the fight. Cannonier altered concentrations and went for a takedown but gave up on bringing Adesanya down seconds later on. Adesanya landed yet another jab. Cannonier arrived back with a shot to the overall body. Cannonier once more went for a takedown prior to popping up and landing a proper hand. Cannonier pushed Adesanya up in opposition to the fence and landed a couple of photographs before Adesanya broke cost-free. Adesanya moved again to the center and landed a mixture. Cannonier was able to push Adesanya up against the fence. From the clinch, Cannonier landed numerous knees and a significant suitable hand. Adesanya broke away at the close of the spherical and landed a head kick proper just before the round.
Cannonier landed a massive ideal hand to open up the fourth round. Adesanya came ideal again with a jab and a front kick. Cannonier walked down Adesanya and landed a body shot. Adesanya landed a further jab. Adesanya landed a major appropriate hand. Cannonier landed a blend just before missing with a massive ideal hand. Cannonier landed a system kick and went for a different takedown. Adesanya was ready to defend the takedown and get out of the clinch. Cannonier landed a correct hand. Following a leg kick, Cannonier backed Adesanya up from the fence. Adesanya continued to land his jab any time he required to.
In between rounds, Cannonier’s corner explained to him that he was down 3-1 and would need to place combinations jointly if he wanted to come to be winner. Adesanya continued to land his jab. Adesanya landed a small direct elbow. The fighters traded leg kicks. Inspite of trailing, Cannonier was not as aggressive as Adesanya, who dictated the motion in the ultimate round. Cannonier engaged in the clinch but Adesanya did a fantastic career defending, blocking Cannonier from doing a lot of just about anything. With a single moment left, Cannonier landed a big blend but Adesanya was capable to maintain on and sluggish the tempo of the struggle. Adesanya came back with his very own ideal hand. The crowd booed for the final 10 seconds, upset with the deficiency of motion in the primary celebration.
Adesanya entered UFC 276 seeking to prolong his dominance at middleweight. Due to the fact turning specialist in blended-martial arts, Adesanya gained his 1st 22 middleweight fights. The lone loss for Adesanya happened when he moved up to light heavyweight and was defeated by then-champion Jan Błachowicz at UFC 259. With his victory, Adesanya has efficiently defended the middleweight title five instances.
Cannonier commenced his profession as a heavyweight. Immediately after splitting his first two fights in the UFC, Cannonier dropped to light heavyweight. Next combined final results, Cannonier dropped down to middleweight. The conclusion to transfer down in pounds proved to be a smart choice. Cannonier received his initial a few fights at middleweight and five of his very first six. The lone loss for Cannonier at middleweight arrived against Robert Whittaker at UFC 254, in a combat exactly where Cannonier experienced an damage. Cannonier gained his title shot following scoring an very violent knockout of Derek Brunson at UFC 271.