New Zealander born Nigerian Israel Adesanya knocked out defending Champion Australian Robert Whittaker to become the undisputed middleweight boxing champion of the world.

In front of a partisan 57,000 fans Adesanya won the fight via a second round knock out of the UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. The Nigerian-born fighter needed less than two years and seven fights to clinch the middleweight title.“I eat it and I give it back two times. That’s a two-piece right there,” Adesanya said after knocking out Whittaker.

With his parents sitting outside the Octagon, Adesanya’s victory over Whittaker,comes with a $50, 000 prize money.

Adesanya has now extended his winning streak to 18 straight wins.

 

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