See the thoughts from fellow UFC fighters on Israel Adesanya retaining his middleweight title versus Jared Cannonier at UFC 276
It was a disappointing most important party, but a successful title defense for Israel Adesanya even so, as he retained the UFC middleweight championship in opposition to Jared Cannonier in the most important function of UFC 276.
The first round was a quiet 1, but a clear one for Adesanya, functioning his jab and puzzling Cannonier. Cannonier was however unable to get his electric power likely in the next round, as Adesanya ongoing to arrive ahead and labored his punches and kicks close to the overall body.
Adesanya ongoing his profitable hanging in the 3rd round, but Cannonier attempted to give him a grappling struggle, hunting to get a takedown endeavor and a clinch in the 3rd round — neither of which were being completely prosperous but troubled the winner to some degree
Cannonier’s grappling efforts have been for naught in the fourth, and he did not appear to be to have something for the winner.
Cannonier’s absence of offense continued into the last spherical. Even though he did land a notable couple of shots in the fight’s remaining moment, there appeared to be absolutely nothing that would give Cannonier a sizeable gain against the champion in any round.
All 3 judges awarded the battle to Adesanya, with two 49-46 scores and a 50-45.
UFC 276: Professionals react to Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier
This marked Adesanya’s fifth time coming into the Octagon as defending UFC middleweight champion. Adesanya claimed interim middleweight gold from Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 prior to unifying with Robert Whittaker at UFC 243.
Considering the fact that then, Adesanya has retained the title in opposition to Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori and Whittaker. Adesanya’s only MMA reduction arrived when he went up to mild heavyweight and challenged then-UFC winner Jan Blachowicz.
Cannonier entered this battle with wins in 5 of his previous six. This incorporates his most current two fights, a conclusion gain around Gastelum and a knockout of Derek Brunson.