UFC 293: Sean Strickland Shocks Israel Adesanya To Take Middleweight Title

Sean Strickland shocked the world to became the new middleweight champion on Saturday night by beating Israel Adesanya by unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 293 in Sydney.

It was an unpredicted victory for the man ranked fifth in the middleweight division, the cards read 49-46, 49-46, 49-46 in favour of Strickland (28-5-0), who has won three consecutive UFC bouts and nine of his last 11. Adesanya (24-3-0) has lost two of his last three fights, Sky news reports.

Strickland landed 137 strikes compared to Adesanya’s 94 to take the belt.


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