UFC Champion:How Nigeria's Israel Adesanya Knocked Out Robert Whittaker In Second Round (Video)
Posted by George on Sun 06th Oct, 2019 - tori.ng
Nigeria's Israel Adesanya has emerged the UFC's undisputed middleweight champion.
Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker
Israel Adesanya dethrones UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker with stunning second round knockout victory at UFC 243, 042hits.com reports.
The ascension is complete; Israel Adesanya is the UFC's undisputed middleweight champion.
Adesanya dethroned Robert Whittaker in stunning fashion, knocking him out in the second round to unify the division in front of a UFC-record crowd of 57,127 at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium.
The Nigerian-born Kiwi landed a right hand which floored Whittaker in the final seconds of the first round and officially ended the contest with a left hook 3:33 in the second.
"He threw everything we expected," Adesanya said. "We had everything planned for plan A to Z. It's unreal, they said I have no knockout power.
"He caught me with a nice one but I returned. I eat it but give it back two times. I hate to get hit. It's stupid to get hit. I'm tough and smart. At the end of the day, my team and I were smart."
042Hits.com gathered that Nigeria-born Adesanya is now the first NZ fighter to win an undisputed UFC crown, capping a phenomenal rise that has seen him rise to the top of the division in seven bouts and less than two years since joining the promotion.