After five rounds of action, Israel Adesanya outlasted Kelvin Gastelum, picking up a unanimous decision victory and the Interim UFC Middleweight Title. The 25-minute war was tied 38-38 going into the fifth round when Adesanya finished strong, scoring multiple knockdowns and nearly finishing Gastelum in the dying seconds.
Here's how UFC stars reacted to the Fight of the Year candidate.
@stylebender Great fight mate see you soon.— Robert Whittaker (@robwhittakermma) April 14, 2019
What a fight.— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) April 14, 2019
One of the greatest fights I ever watched. Congrats for both warriors #ufc236— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) April 14, 2019
No one should lose this one.— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) April 14, 2019
What a fight! I think Israel got that fight 3-2. #ufc236— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) April 14, 2019
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