Sean Strickland Shocks Israel Adesanya To Become New UFC Middleweight

The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Sean Strickland is the new UFC middleweight champion after defeating Israel Adesanya by points.

Sean “Tarzan” Strickland (28-5-0) is the new undisputed UFC middleweight champion of the world after defeating Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya (24-3-0) via unanimous decision Saturday night in the main event of UFC 287.

Strickland, 32, stuck to a solid gameplan throughout the entire fight and it was good enough for all three judges to score the contest 49-46 in his favor. The American fighter was ecstatic in the final seconds of the bout, but remained calm, cool and collected for most of the five rounds.

This is the One of the greatest upsets in the history of #MMA.

Sean Strickland used JUST BOXING to beat a versatile MMA fighter in Israel Adesanya. The match look unbelievable as Strickland made Izzy look amateur.

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