Israel Adesanya scored arguably the biggest win of his career at UFC 234, picking up a unanimous decision victory over Anderson Silva. The fight was a fun 15-minute affair where both men tried to put on a show on the feet. In the end, Adesanya's damage and volume were enough to earn him the nod over the future Hall of Famer.
Here's how fighters reacted to the UFC 234 main event.
Great fight! The young the old. Very similar— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) February 10, 2019
Good way for Anderson to go out right there. If that’s the plan. Legend of the sport. #ufc234— Scott Holtzman (@HotSauceHoltzy) February 10, 2019
Anderson is still the man! 43 yrs young! #UFCMelbourne— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) February 10, 2019
Treating a career-defining main event opportunity like a sparring match feels like a bad idea. #UFC234— Sean O'Connell (@realOCsports) February 10, 2019
Anderson is one crafty, crafty Martial Artist.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 10, 2019
You only develop these methods through years of hard fought experience.
The crafty veteran. Big respect always.
It would be an honor!
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