UFC: Israel Adesanya defeats Vettori to retain middleweight title

Nigerian-born UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya after another landslide victory has retained his Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight belt.

He defeated Italian fighter, Marvin Vettori in a unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) at the Gila River Arena in Arizona on Sunday.

The fight was the second time both fighters will be facing each other in the UFC, with Adesanya running out victorious through a split decision in their first meeting in April 2018.

The duo had heated conversations during their press conferences before the encounter, but Adesanya says he is ready to defend his title.

Adesanya, 31 rules the middleweight division after failing to secure the light heavyweight title from Poland’s Jan Blachowicz last March.

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