Israel Adesanya defeated middleweight champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 last year in decisive fashion with a second-round knockout.
Now 18-0, Adesanya puts his belt on the line for the first time when he squares off with perennial challenger Yoel Romero in the UFC 248 main event on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Though Romero has lost three of his last four bouts (including his last two), he is considered one of the most dangerous opponents in the middleweight division. His knockout power and wrestling ability is second to none, and that’s why he’s getting the title shot… because Adesanya wants to quell any doubts that he’s not fighting the best and most dangerous fighters on the planet.
UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero Live Results
Tune in to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday, March 7, for full UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero Live Results from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya puts his belt on the line opposite longtime contender Yoel Romero, whil strawweight champion Zhang Weili defends her belt against former 115-pound queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
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