Israel Adesanya has known as out Jared Cannonier as his subsequent opponent, after he knocked out Brazilian Paulo Costa within the second spherical on Sunday, to retain his UFC middleweight title in Abu Dhabi.
The win was his 20th skilled MMA victory, with the UFC star but to style defeat.
Adesanya delivered an ideal show on Battle Island, to retain his UFC middleweight title for the second time.
‘The Final Stylebender’ picked aside his far larger opponent, earlier than touchdown brutal floor strikes within the second spherical.
Costa was left bloodied and bruised on the canvas, as his undefeated document was ended, and he wanted medical consideration afterwards.
Adesanya mentioned: “I mentioned it earlier than, Anderson Silver left an enormous legacy on this division and I mentioned I needed to do service to the middleweight division and that’s a troublesome act to observe, however we’re doing the work,” he mentioned after the struggle.
“I already messaged Jared Cannonier, he’s a hell of a dude. I like his power, I mentioned, you destroyed Robert Whittaker, you might be subsequent. He’s the one I wish to struggle subsequent.”