Israel Adesanya’s endeavor to turn into the UFC’s fifth twofold boss eventually finished in disillusionment as Jan Blachowicz effectively guarded his light heavyweight lash.
Adesanya, the Kiwi middleweight champion, went up to the 205-pound division, in any case couldn’t deal with the leap as Blachowicz took the consistent choice triumph.
The 185-pound champion tracked down the greater size of his adversary hard to deal with, particularly when Blachowicz brought his rival into secures and down on to the mat late in the session.
The adjudicators scored the battle 49-46, 49-45, 49-45 as the Polish hero gave Adesanya the primary loss of his blended combative techniques profession.
After a tight opening three rounds without either warrior truly harming the other, Blachowicz took over in the fourth and fifth as large takedowns in every title round saw the 38-year-old control things on the ground.
Two appointed authorities scored the fifth cycle 10-8.
“This is certifiably not an oddball,” Adesanya said after the battle. “I unquestionably will be back … I’m returning to 185, and I will decide that b**** with my iron dark clench hand.”
Adesanya’s nine-battle win streak in the UFC reached a conclusion against Blachowicz, who took the 205-pound belt in 2020 in the wake of halting Dominick Reyes.
“I figured he would be somewhat faster,” Blachowicz said. “Be that as it may, he hit more diligently than I suspected.”
— with AFP
AMANDA NUNES’ NON-EVENT
There’s levels to this.
Also, on Sunday, it immediately turned out to be clear Australian Megan Anderson was not on Amanda Nunes’ other-common level. What’s more, to be reasonable for her, it appears to be nobody is, as the Brazilian won her twelfth straight battle in the co-fundamental at UFC 259.
Nunes further set her GOAT status subsequent to taking care of Anderson in only two minutes; a battle Joe Rogan marked a “non-occasion”. It was an arm bar that at last fixed the two-division champion’s featherweight guard after her large right hand set up the completion.
TITLE DISQUALIFICATION STUNS
Petr Yan seemed to be en route to safeguarding his bantamweight title interestingly at UFC 259 preceding an unlawful knee flipped everything completely around.
The first of three title battles on a beast card in Las Vegas was canceled in the fourth round after Aljamain Sterling, a brought down contender, ate a knee from the hero.
Yan seemed, by all accounts, to be in charge in the wake of withstanding an early torrent from the challenger, and was working over Sterling, before everything came slamming down. Yan’s title was torn from him as a knee arrived on his brought down adversary was considered a purposeful unlawful strike.
“You can’t get more illicit than that,” Joe Rogan said in analysis.
Yan was ahead on the scorecards 29-28, 29-28, 28-29 at the hour of the preclusion.
Authentic tossed the belt to the ground subsequent to turning into the main UFC challenger to win a belt by means of exclusion.
“That is not how I would have preferred to win,” Sterling said post-battle. “That is not the manner in which I imagined this.”
Real added: “I was attempting to proceed in any event, being all f*cked up that way, however I was not so good and it would have quite recently been personality dominating.”
IN-CAGE CONVERSATION CAUGHT ON MICS
Tim Elliott set up a predominant flyweight show against Jordan Espinosa, yet it was their discussion in the second round that left those watching on paralyzed.
Elliott won through consistent choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-25) in a battle he oversaw beginning to end; counting more than 10 minutes of ground control.
Also, it was with only seconds running down in the second, with Elliott in top control, that the American began talking.
Elliott: “I heard you stifled a young lady in 2018. It is safe to say that you are a lady mixer? Is it true that you are a f*cking lady mixer? [inaudible] informed me.”
Espinosa: “You don’t have a clue about the full story.”
Elliott: “I know enough.”
Espinosa: “You don’t know s**t.”
“Amazing, that is appalling,” Daniel Cormier said in discourse. “There were some terrible words being verbally expressed down there between these two.”
STOPPAGE DRAMA HITS EARLY
A first-round stoppage triumph for Uros Medic at lightweight was at last defaced by the idea of the completion and official Mark Smith’s inaction.
Doctor had Aalon Cruz harmed inside the principal moment of their session on the early prelims, with Rogan and Cormier requiring the battle to stop.
“He must stop it,” Rogan said with 4:06 left in the first round as Medic went to chip away at the ground. “Stop the battle, it’s finished.”
With 3:56 left in the round, Rogan added: “This is superfluous discipline. This is pointless.”
Cruz was wriggling and moving barely enough to hold Smith back from halting the session, with the 31-year-old returning to his feet at a certain point, just to be dropped again right away.
“I don’t comprehend what he’s hanging tight for,” Cormier said.
“I can’t accept he’s not halting this,” Rogan added with 3:24 now left in the first.
The battle was in the end halted with 3:20 on the clock, with Medic having landed 48 strikes to Cruz’s zero.
Publicity TRAIN DERAILED
Carlos Ulberg had a ton of publicity heading into his UFC debut on Sunday. Be that as it may, it was immediately quenched as Kennedy Nzechukwu left the Kiwi previous male model on the material in a pile.
The second-round finish came as a shock after Ulberg, a result of City Kickboxing in Auckland, begun well against Nzechukwu, who was the dark horse coming into the light heavyweight issue.
An early stoppage looked on the cards for Ulberg, however the 30-year-old eased back, had his jawline noticeable all around and his watchman low, before a major right hand got and dropped him.
Ulberg’s CKB partner Kai Kara-France made some better memories of things against Rogerio Bontorin in a coordinate between two flyweight competitors.
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FULL CARD AND RESULTS
Jan Blachowicz (c) versus Israel Adesanya (c) — through consistent choice (49-46, 49-45, 49-45) — light heavyweight title
Amanda Nunes (c) def. Megan Anderson — through first-round accommodation — ladies’ featherweight title
Aljamain Sterling (1) def. Petr Yan (c) — through preclusion — bantamweight title
Islam Makhachev (14) def. Drew Dober (15) — through third round accommodation — lightweight
Aleksandar Rakic (4) def. Thiago Santos (2) — through consistent choice (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) — light heavyweight
Dominick Cruz (11) def. Casey Kenney — through split choice (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) — bantamweight
Kyler Phillips def. Melody Yadong (14) — through consistent choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) — bantamweight
Askar Askarov (3) def. Joseph Benavidez (2) — through consistent choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) — flyweight
Kai Kara-France (8) def. Rogerio Bontorin (8) — through first round TKO — flyweight
Tim Elliott (12) def. Jordan Espinosa — by means of consistent choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-25) — flyweight
Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Carlos Ulberg — by means of second round TKO — light heavyweight
Sean Brady def. Jake Matthews — by means of third round accommodation — welterweight
Amanda Lemos def. Livinha Souza (15) — through first round TKO — ladies’ strawweight
Uros Medic def. Aalon Cruz — by means of first round TKO — lightweight
Trevin Jones def. Mario Bautista — through second round TKO — bantamweight