In Atlanta, Georgia, in the arena of the State Farm Arena, the co-main battle of the UFC 236 tournament ended, reports Prosports.kz.
The 29-year-old Israel Adésanya met in the octagon with Kelvin Gastelum as part of the average weight (84 kg). The New Zealand New Zealander made his UFC debut in February. In the next 12 months, Adesanya conducted 5 battles under the auspices of the biggest promotion. All contractions ended in favor of Israel. The fighter also won four bonuses for the best performance of the evening.
Today Adesanya met with the top Kelvin Gastelum, which became the biggest challenge in the Israeli career. As expected, the 27-year-old Gastellum relies only on its knockout blow from the left. According to the anthropometric data, Kelvin tried to reduce the distance while working in the clinch, but succeeded with varying degrees of success. It's worth noting that Kelvin managed to beat his opponent in the first five minutes, beating Israel with hard punches.
After the loss of the first round Adesanya was rebuilt and began to disassemble Gastelum in front. The first thing the New Zealander struck with a stubborn Loukikami struck the opponent's legs and then began to destroy the opponent. Adesanya worked well at long range and avoids Kelvin's hard blows. By the way, the latter looked extremely slow and tired. Too much fighter relied on his strength. The game changed in the fourth round, as Gastell shot down the opponent again. But instead of finishing, Kelvin decided to fight Style Bender. This helped him to wait for the gong and to rest before the decisive round. It's also worth noting that in the last five minutes the score was 2: 2. In the decisive lap, Adesanya accelerated the pace and beat Kelvin into action. In the last few seconds, Israel was nearing the end of the fight, but Gustelum was rescued by a gong.
Thus Israel Adhesanya won in the sixth fight under the auspices of the UFC the title of Interim Champion middleweight (84 kg). Now the New Zealand fighter meets with Robert Whittaker.
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