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Nigerian-born Israel Adesanya defeats Whittaker to retain UFC 271 title

Saturday’s win was Adesanya’s fourth title defence since defending against Yoel Romero, Paolo Costa and Marvin Vettori.

• February 13, 2022
Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya [Photo credit: Yahoo News Singapore]

Israel Adesanya on Saturday night defeated Robert Whittaker to retain his UFC 271 middleweight title.

Adesanya and Whittaker clashed at the Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, before over 16,000 excited fans itching to watch a middleweight title rematch.

This comes three years after Adesanya first defeated Whittaker in 2019 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Saturday’s win was Adesanya’s fourth title defence. Before now, he had won Yoel Romero, Paolo Costa and Marvin Vettori in defence of his title.

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