Israel Adesanya knocks out Kelvin Gastelum in fifth round to win UFC interim middleweight title

clinched the interim middleweight title on Sunday after defeating at the 236 main event in Atlanta.

Nigerian-born fighter was declared winner of the titled through unanimous decision in an epic five-round fight.

continued to knock out late via a unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) following a see-saw battle at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

After a bloody fight between the two, Adesanya was declared winner via unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) to win the UFC interim middleweight title.

Speaking after the fight, Adesanya said: “I was ready for war, I told y’all.”

He then added that “I wanted to take him out but I was ready for war because he is Mexicano. [Critics] talk s— but they ain’t ready for this.”

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Amadi Promise

Amadi Promise is an Assistant Senior Editor at Okay Nigeria ( who handles Sports & Educational sections. He loves sharing what he knows and also learns from others. Promise is also an Android developer at Rad5 Tech Hub.

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