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