UFC Title

Adesanya retains UFC title

Nigerian-New Zealander Sensational athlete Israel Adesanya has retained the UFC middleweight title, beating Cuban Yoel Romero at UFC 248 in the fifth round.

The judges scored the five-round fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 in the Adesanya’s favour.

“There were only seven strikes, with Romero landing four to Adesanya’s three, including a blow above the Kiwi’s left eye.

“Romero landed another big shot early in the second round, where the duo kept a close eye on each other.

“In the third, Adesanya began to land some big blows of his own, mainly kicks, with the crowd in Las Vegs expressing displeasure at the overall lack of action.

“As the fourth round began, the referee told both fighters: “You’ve got to give the judges something to score”.

“The fight was stopped midway through the fourth, after Adesanya poked Romero in the eye, prompting an inspection by a doctor.

Adesanya drove himself into the Las Vegas venue in a Porsche; then holding a horse whisk, he was led him into the venue with two ladies, carrying flower petals.