The first fighter in UFC historical past to personal two championship belts in two weight lessons, Amanda Nunes defended her featherweight title towards Megan Anderson. The Brazilian (32) ended her struggle within the first spherical, by submission, after knocking the Australian off along with her highly effective jab on Saturday at UFC 259 in Las Vegas.
Adesanya is now not undefeated
Israel Adesanya dreamed of imitating Amanda Nunes by successful a second belt. But not every part went as deliberate for the middleweight champion towards his light-heavyweight counterpart, Jan Blachowicz.
Unbeaten in 20 combined martial arts (MMA) fights, the Nigerian dwelling in New Zealand suffered at the tip of the struggle the ability and the wrestle of his Polish opponent. He lastly bowed by unanimous choice of the three judges and won’t turn into the fourth male “field-field” of the UFC (two totally different belts) after Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Henry Cejudo.
Finally, the third struggle which concerned a champion’s belt had a bitter finish. King of the bantamweight since UFC 251 in July, Petr Yan dominated his challenger Aljamain Sterling. But just a few seconds from the tip of the fourth spherical, the Russian, nicknamed “No Mercy” (“without mercy”) gave a violent knee to his opponent whereas he was on the bottom. A way prohibited within the UFC. Stunned, Sterling couldn’t resume the struggle and Yan was subsequently disqualified, giving up his belt to the American.