Pros react after Israel Adesanya defeats Jared Cannonier at UFC 276

Israel Adesanya, Jared Cannonier

Tonight’s UFC 276 event was headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring Israel Adesanya taking on Jared Cannonier.

Adesanya (22-1 MMA) was looking to earn his fifth title defense when he took to the Octagon this evening. ‘Stylebender’ had last competed at UFC 271 in February, where he earned a unanimous decision win over Robert Whittaker.

Meanwhile, Jared Cannonier (15-5 MMA) had entered tonight’s headliner sporting a two-fight winning streak, his latest being a second round knockout victory over Derek Brunson. ‘The Killa Gorilla’ had gone 5-1 over his past six fights overall prior to tonight’s affair

Tonight’s UFC 276 main event did not result in the barn burner most fans were hoping to witness. Instead, both men showed a lot of respect for each others power which prompted a slow and steady approach. Israel Adesanya got off the better volume if strikes in rounds one and two but Jared Cannonier began to make things more competitive by round three. Although rounds four and five were close, it was Adesanya who ultimately walked away with a unanimous decision win.

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Official UFC 276 Result: Israel Adesanya def. Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision (49-46 x2, 50-45)

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Adesanya vs. Cannonier’ below:

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Post-fight reactions to Israel Adesanya defeating Jared Cannonier at UFC 276:

“What the fuck this motherfucker just make a frozen reference with those glossy fingernails lol”

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— BONY (@JonnyBones) July 3, 2022

Who would you like to see Israel Adesanya fight next following his decision victory over Jared Cannonier this evening in Las Vegas? Share your thoughts in the comment section PENN Nation!

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