Reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was not overly impressed by Israel Adesanya’s title-earning performance at UFC 236.
Shortly following the conclusion of tonight’s pay-per-view event “Bones” took to Twitter with the following assessment of “Stylebender’s” performance.
“Well said, my man had a toe to toe kick boxing match with a short stubby wrestler. There’s only one Jon Jones ladies and gentlemen” – Jon Jones
“That wasn’t my intention, nothing but respect for Kelvin. Dude Almost beat a kickboxer without throwing a single kick”
Israel Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum via unanimous decision in what could only be described as an all out war tonight in Atlanta, Georgia.
After being dropped in the first round, “Stylebender” fought through adversity and took over the fight in the fifth and final round.
With the victory, Israel Adesanya improved his overall record to a perfect 17-0 and will now face Robert Whittaker in a middleweight title unification bout later this year.
As for Jon Jones, the UFC light heavyweight kingpin is set to face surging division contender Thiago Santos in the main event of UFC 239 this July in Las Vegas.
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Get the highlights from the UFC 236 main event between Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway here.