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Sean Strickland defeats Israel Adesanya to become new middleweight champion

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Sean Strickland defeats Israel Adesanya to become new middleweight champion

Sean Strickland defeated Israel Adesanya to become the new UFC middleweight champion at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

The American secured the victory with a unanimous decision from all three judges, with scores of 49-46 in his favor.

Despite a first-round knockdown by Strickland, the fight went the full five rounds, with Strickland’s nonstop pressure and upright boxing proving effective.

This loss marks Adesanya’s third in his career, bringing his record to 24-3, while Strickland improved to 28-5.

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