Israel Adesanya successfully defended his middleweight title for the fifth time. He defeated Jared Cannonier unanimously in the main event at UFC 276 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Two judges handed over cards of 49-46 in favor of the champion. The third saw Adesanya win each of the five rounds.
This is his third win after losing to Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight championship in March 2021 at UFC 259. He remains undefeated in the middleweight division.
This is the fourth time in a row that Adesanya has fought a five-round fight. It’s reached the limit and the seventh time in his career.
Cannonier was battling with a title at stake for the first time in his 14th fight in the UFC.
Volkanovsky sweeps the trilogy against Holloway
In the semifinals of the gala, Alexander Volkanovski dominated Max Holloway. He retain his featherweight championship with a unanimous decision victory.
Volkanovsky won all three feather belt fights between the two men. Despite losing by decision in the trilogy’s first two volumes, Holloway (23-7) had done enough to deserve a third chance at the title. This time, the champion left no doubt.
He controlled the duel during all five rounds. Served a real clinic to the first contender of the division.
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