Israel Adesanya did enough to win retain the UFC Middleweight Championship in the main event of UFC 248 against Yoel Romero.
The fight didn't have much in the way of fireworks, but Adesanya avoided the majority of Romero's power shots and did enough with his striking to came away with a unanimous decision victory (48-47, 48-47, 49-46).
Here's how fighters reacted to the fight:
Not even Adesanya believe he won...I had Romero all the way!— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) March 8, 2020
I love Izzy, but in my honest opinion, Romero won that due to extreme inactivity on both parties but Romero doing slightly more. #UFC248— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) March 8, 2020
Too late guys!lol— Nordine Taleb (@TNT83MMA) March 8, 2020
Some match ups like this---- , not cool for fans when it happens but it happens, match ups makes fights. We will see more of adesanya greatness next fight for sure #UFC248 and still!
This was a scary fight for Izzy I don’t think he fights like this again Yoels just so scary with his slowness to explosiveness— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 8, 2020
Man it was weird but I had Yoel winning the last round which would be #AndNew 3-2 for Yoel. But I don’t know what the hell just happened! --— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) March 8, 2020
Yoel is a savage. #UFC248— Mike Pierce (@MikePierce170) March 8, 2020
Adesanya won I think. You can’t take too much risk with Yoel though.— Bonecrusher -------- (@Marc_Diakiese) March 8, 2020
Really hope this isn’t how Izzy gets his first loss— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 8, 2020
Lol— Siyar The Great (@Siyarized) March 8, 2020
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