All eyes have been on the middleweight division at UFC 234 on Saturday, and there have been loads of names within the weight class who had ideas on Israel Adesanya post-fight.
Adesanya (16-Zero MMA, 5-Zero UFC) stored his undefeated streak alive when he defeated former longtime UFC champ Anderson Silva (38-9 MMA, 17-5 UFC) by unanimous resolution at UFC 234, which happened at Rod Laver Enviornment in Melbourne, Australia.
The win might doubtlessly lock up a title shot at 185 kilos for Adesanya, however the way forward for the burden class stays a thriller with champ Robert Whittaker (20-Four MMA, 11-2 UFC) presently recovering from the belly surgical procedure that precipitated him to withdraw from his scheduled title protection in opposition to Kelvin Gastelum (16-Three MMA, 10-Three UFC) simply hours earlier than UFC 234.
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Though the chances indicated a blowout win for Adesanya, “The Spider” really gave a aggressive struggle over three rounds. That did not spectacular a number of different fighters within the division, together with one other unbeaten contender in Paulo Costa (12-Zero MMA, Four-Zero UFC), who’s slated to struggle Yoel Romero (13-Three MMA, 9-2 UFC) at UFC on ESPN Three in April, however has had a lot back-and-forth with Adesanya over the previous 12 months (through Twitter):
This scrawny clown @styleblender wouldn’t survive for two rounds with me. He doesn’t persuade me undoubtedly! My focus is complete on Romero in April.
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) February 10, 2019
There was additionally Elias Theodorou (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), who has received 5 of his previous six fights within the division and felt Adesanya confirmed some new flaws in his recreation that could possibly be taken benefit of (through Twitter):
I disagree, nevertheless it’s cool to hate on me. I consider I’ve a couple of paths to victory. Anybody may be beat in a struggle; it is MMA. Have not you been watching? 🙂 https://t.co/kZr6kG0LJq
— The Mane Occasion™ (@EliasTheodorou) February 10, 2019
One among Adesanya outdated foes, Marvin Vettori (12-Four-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC), who narrowly misplaced to Adesanya by break up resolution at UFC on FOX 29 in April, chimed in, too (through Twitter):
This fucking pussy
Can’t wait to be again!!!!!
— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) February 10, 2019
After which after all there was former UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman (14-Four MMA, 10-Four UFC), who stirred the pot along with his opinion of Adesanya (through Twitter):
Adesanya only a tad bit overrated
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) February 10, 2019
Lastly, former title challenger Romero, chimed in with reminder that attending to the highest of the burden class ought to undergo him (through Twitter):
One one that was impressed by Adesanya was UFC President Dana White, who stated watching the matchup with Silva was like a “Kung Fu film.”
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