BREAKING: Adesanya Beat Cannonier Blue Black to Retain UFC 276 Champ
Israel Adesanya coasted to a unanimous decision win over Jared Cannonier on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Nigerian-born fighter dominated from start to finish even though the fight never truly ignited.
In the co-main event, Alexander Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway with a unanimous decision of his own.
There were other huge wins for Bryan Barberena, Ian Garry and Alex Pereira in T-Mobile Arena .
Israel Adesanya brushed aside the challenge of Jared Cannonier in a masterclass of technical precision at UFC 276.
The middleweight champion’s clash with his American challenger never quite ignited and Cannonier struggled to lay a finger on the elusive Kiwi for large sections of the contest.
Adesanya, who thrilled fans with a homage to WWE star The Undertaker in his walkout, was too fast and intelligent for his challenger but whet the appetite for his next defence.