Israel Adesanya delivered an ideal efficiency on Struggle Island to knock out bitter rival Paulo Costa and retain his UFC middleweight championship.
‘The Final Stylebender’ was completely flawless in Abu Dhabi, choosing aside his far greater opponent earlier than touchdown brutal floor strikes within the second spherical.
Costa was left bloodied and bruised on the canvas, together with his undefeated document in tatters after being picked aside so ruthlessly.
The Brazilian merely couldn’t shut the space, consuming brutal lead leg kicks, desperately swinging to attempt to land a strong efficiency.
Nevertheless, Adesanya showcased all his kickboxing and boxing expertise by utilising his jab and footwork to evade the onrushing ‘Borrachinha’.
Costa was opened up above his proper eye with a head kick and knew the battle was in peril of slipping away from him.
So as to swing the momentum again his approach, Costa tried to make it an inside battle, however Adesanya as soon as once more had the benefit and caught the Brazilian with a chopping left hook.
The burly challenger hit the deck and desperately tried to remain out of vary of the elbows and punches which had been raining down.
However ultimately, it was Adesanya who proved he actually is the best middleweight on the planet.