Sean Strickland clinched the UFC middleweight championship after securing unanimous decisions from all judges at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.
The five-round showdown featured a remarkable first-round knockdown by Strickland, demonstrating his dominance throughout.
In a unanimous verdict, all three judges scored the fight 49-46 in favor of the new middleweight world champion, Strickland, who relied on relentless pressure and precise boxing skills, avoiding grappling tactics entirely.
For Nigerian-born fighter Israel Adesanya, it’s a return to the drawing board, as he spent most of the UFC 293 clash on the defensive. With this loss, Adesanya’s record now stands at 24-3, while Strickland’s record improves to 28-5.