Pros react to Israel Adesanya defeating Yoel Romero at UFC 248

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Tonight’s UFC 248 event was headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring Yoel Romero taking on reigning division kingpin Israel Adesanya.

Romero (13-4 MMA) entered tonight’s UFC 248 event headliner on a two-fight losing streak, this after suffering close decision losses to Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa respectively. Despite his recent setbacks, ‘The Soldier of God’ was still considered to be the scariest ‘out’ in the middleweight division and that is exactly why Adesanya wanted to fight him.

Israel Adesanya had captured the promotions undisputed middleweight championship at October’s UFC 243 event, defeating former title holder Robert Whittaker by way of TKO.

‘Stylebender’ entered tonight’s headliner sporting a perfect record of 18-0, which included seven wins under the UFC banner.

Tonight’s UFC 248 main event proved to be a very strange fight. Romero “out-struck” Adesanya 4-3 in the opening round and things never really picked up to much after that. While there were moments of exciting flurries, the overall view of the fight was that it did not live up to the hype. After five rounds of what you would have to call closely contested action, it was Israel Adesanya who was awarded the unanimous decision victory from the judges in attendance.

Official UFC 248 Result: Israel Adesanya def. Yoel Romero by unanimous decision (48-47 x2, 49-46)

Check out how the pros reacted to Adesanya defeating Romero below:

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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com March 7, 2020

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