Sean Strickland secured the title of UFC middleweight champion by triumphing over Israel Adesanya, with unanimous support from all judges at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.
The fight’s standout moment occurred in the first round when Strickland delivered a powerful knockdown. This intense battle persisted for the full five rounds.
Strickland’s victory was unanimous, with all three judges awarding him a score of 49-46, solidifying his status as the new middleweight world champion.
His success can be attributed to relentless pressure and a consistent, stand-up boxing approach, with no attempts at grappling.
On the other hand, the Nigerian-born fighter Adesanya faced an uphill battle throughout UFC 293.
This defeat marks his third in his career, bringing his record to 24-3.
Meanwhile, Strickland’s record now stands at an impressive 28-5.