Adesanya defeats Silva on points
In the main event of the UFC 234 tournament in Melbourne, Australia, the undefeated 29-year-old middleweight Israel Adesanya defeated the legendary 43-year-old ex-champ Anderson Silva by unanimous decision.
In the first part of the battle, Adesanya overworked his aged rival without any problems, confidently working from the back foot and often changing stances. Silva tried to attack, but Israel easily walked away from his attacks. The Brazilian began to act more actively in the second round and hit Adesanya several times with blows, while Adesanya used low-kicks more often.
In the final round, the fighters often made long pauses, but Adesanya, who had several successful strikes to the body, was more active and sharp. After three rounds the judges unanimously gave the victory to Adesanya - 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.