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Adesanya outpoints UFC legend Silva

Adesanya outpoints UFC legend Silva

He is seeking his second defense and first on home soil.

Israel Adesanya looked a bit star struck when he faced former middleweight champion and all-time great Anderson Silva, who he admitted to looking up to following their weigh-ins on Friday, however that did not deter the up and coming contender from out striking Silva en route to a unanimous decision victory.

Adesanya was obviously referencing middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, who pulled out of the UFC 234 main event just hours before the card was slated to start after he was forced into emergency surgery for a hernia.

And with a 16-0 MMA record, including five wins in the UFC in 12 months, Adesanya could end up being the best by the end of 2019.

"If I'm playing basketball to play against Michael Jordan, this is it for me", Adesanya said after facing one of his idols in Silva.

Adesanya, 29, also made weight at 186 pounds. It's out of their hands, you know, sometimes it's not in their control.




Adesanya took each of the three rounds, but Silva looked unsafe in his return to the Octagon after a two-year absence.

Gastelum, a former victor of The Ultimate Fighter, conducted interviews after the news with a title belt.

'What they told me was that his colon and intestines had popped out, ' White said in the post-show press conference. I don't care. Kelvin or Rob, whoever it is I don't care.

Whittaker will spend the next four to six weeks recovering then defend his belt against either Gastelum or sixth-ranked middleweight Israel Adesanya. "They think he's had it for a while and it's been popping in and out", White said of Whittaker. But the Brazilian soaked up the energy of the crowd to turn back the clock and make the fight shockingly competitive.

"He had abdominal pain and was finally taken to the hospital by the UFC at 1am and was trying everything to remain in the fight, refusing any treatment that would force him out of the fight", Prates said. This is my life.

Gastelum borrowed the belt of flyweight champion Henry Cerjudo, who attended the show. "I'm going to go back to training, go back to see my family and maybe I fight in Curitiba".


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