“All Chinese lost their belts” – Pros and Fans in disbelief as Sean Strickland sons Israel Adesanya at UFC 293 to become champion against all odds

Sean Strickland showcased the best performance of his career to dominate Israel Adesanya for four rounds to claim the undisputed belt.


“All Chinese lost their belts” – Pros and Fans in disbelief as Sean Strickland sons Israel Adesanya at UFC 293 to become champion against all odds

Sean Strickland dominated Israel Adesanya to win the middleweight title (via Twitter/X)

UFC 293 featured the title fight between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland. The fight had an exciting build-up, with Strickland delivering some exciting trash talk. Strickland backed up his trash talk with an impressive performance over the champion. The fighter won the fight via decision on the scorecard. All the judges scored the contest 49-46 in favor of Sean Strickland.

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The fight started in a typical Adesanya style. He used his kicks and feints to trouble the American fighter. However, Strickland defended it well. Towards the end of the first round, Strickland landed a huge 1-2 combo to drop Adesanya. However, Adesanya recovered and powered back in the second round.

He landed some good strikes in the second round. The action continued in the third round, with Israel Adesanya trying to implement his gameplan. Strickland continued to land good strikes and neutralized the game plan of Adesanya. In the fourth round, Strickland pressured the champion and landed good jabs to win the round. At the end of the fourth round, most fans and analysts had it 3-1 in favor of Strickland.

Israel Adesanya needed a finish in the fifth round. Adesanya had a strong start, but Strickland’s defense remained unbreakable. Strickland walked Adesanya down and landed some good shots to end the round on a high note. He also got in Adesanya’s face and talked trash as usual. After the decision, both fighters remained cordial and respected each other.

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Fans react to the title fight between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland at UFC 293

Sean Strickland
Sean Strickland (via Imago)

The middleweight title bout at UFC 293 remained the most important fight of the card. The two fighters had beef from their appearance at the UFC 276 press conference. The fight at UFC 293 had a shocking result. Strickland defeated Adesanya via decision to become the new middleweight title. Fans expressed their excitement at the upset. Check out some of the fan reactions:

Dustin Poirier and Ariel Helwani congratulated the new champion for becoming the undisputed winner. MMA is the craziest sport in the world. No one expected Strickland to win, but he did. The future looks bright for the American patriot.

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