Israel Adesanya successfully defended his UFC Middleweight Championship by defeating Jared Cannonier by majority decision in the Saturday’s main event of UFC 276 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
For the most part of the battle, the champion was limited to leg kicks and jabs, with Cannonier posing less of a threat as the crowd booed him at various points in the fourth and fifth rounds. With little uncertainty as to whose hand would be raised, some even left early. Adesanya did not need to take the chance in the end and will likely now face Alex Pereira as the next opponent for his middleweight title. There was no highlight-reel knockout.
Khamzat Chimaev hopes to face Israel Adesanya for the middleweight championship
A prospective fight between Israel Adesanya, the UFC middleweight champion, and Khamzat Chimaev has been hinted about. After UFC 276 the unbeaten welterweight challenger posted a snapshot of himself on social media alongside a photograph of “The Last Stylebender” holding the title over his shoulder. Shortly after posting the post, He chose to delete it.
Israel expressed his desire to join WWE in the future to BT Sport, saying that he would do so for the entertainment value. Additionally, he mentioned that as a child, he tried out some wrestling manoeuvres and was a fan.
He stated, “Definitely, that’s something I’ll try my hand at later on. Just for fun. I’m not saying it’s going to be a full-time job, but I’m definitely going to jump in the WWE or something along that line, just for the entertainment factor. I grew up, jumping off the couch, broke my arm doing shooting stars”
Adesanya claimed that he thought of the idea last Tuesday and that he was unaware that Triple H, Vince McMahon, and Stephanie McMahon were in the audience for his match.Here was his walkout at UFC 276.