The prospect Israel Adesanya confidently beats UFC vet Anderson Silva via decision
The huge pay-per-view UFC 234 event just ended In Melbourne (Australia). The main event of this tournament served the middleweight contender bout between the top prospect Israel Adesanya and the legendary Brazilian former UFC champ Anderson Silva. Initially, in the main event of the evening the middleweight champion Robert Whittakerker was supposed to defend his championship title against Kelvin Gastelum, however, hours before the tournament, the Australian champ Whittaker was forced to withdraw from the bout because of injury.
The fight between Adesanya and Silva was rather one-sided. The legendary veteran tried his best to go forward, however, Adesanya playfully avoided the attacks of his rival, while not forgetting to counterstrike. It was clear that the young prospect did not seek to knock out his opponent and gave him a chance to save face.
The bout consisted of all three rounds in this vein and after 3 rounds of action, the judges scored a unanimous decision victory in favor of Adesanya. Now with a high degree of probability, New Zealand’s prospect would be the next contender for the middleweight title.
Official result: Israel Adesanya def. Anderson Silva via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).