Israel Adesanya beats Whittaker to retain UFC middleweight belt

Nigerian-born, New Zealand fighter, Israel Adesanya has defeated Robert Whittaker via unanimous decision at #UFC271 to retain the middleweight crown.

The 32-year-old peppered Whittaker with leg kicks in the opening round but also scored an early knockdown with a precise left straight

Adesanya has since retain the belt after taking it from Bobby Knuckles nearly two-and-a-half years ago.

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