It was really an intense match on Sunday morning as Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya, 30, defeated Yoel Romero by unanimous decision in the UFC 248.
Israel technically beat the 42 year old Cuban fighter 48-47 x2, 49-46 on points to retain the World UFC Middleweight championship title of the world.
UFC lovers very well know that Adesanya and Romero are the two most unpredictable fighters in the division.
The fight which lasted till round 5 was the main fight on the UFA 248 card, but was wildly booed by fans who expected more action and attacks during the fight.
The fighters were more about observing and trying to get the ‘right blow’ and ‘right kick’, a scenario which played into Adesanya’s hands as he used his legs to maximum advantage and got technical points from his leg kicks which destabilized Romero.
Allow us to take you through 3 things we learned from Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero Fight. Leggo…..
1. Adesanya Was Confident
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 8, 2020
This aspect was very much seen by Israel Adesanya before and after fight with Yoel Romero.
Israel entered the ring with the expectation to win not bothered if Romero was 42 year old or 62.
Left to me, I would take a run for my life with Romero looking like a bull.
2. Israel Adesanya Was An Opportunist
The Nigerian MMA undisputed UFC Middleweight fighter Israel Adesanya definitely takes advantage of every opportunity as seen during the fight.
He knows the right time to throw a punch and a kick.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 8, 2020
3. Israel Is A Chess Player
Israel perfectly used a chess game move with the way he played with the mind of Yoel Romero.
The tactical way he defeated Romero was due to his right opening and the perfect ending.
We think he used a Sicilian defense and a little of the queens gambit.
Adesanya, after retaining his belt, said:
“I did what I had to do, I capitalised on his weakness and you can see him (Romero) limping his leg.”
Romero, on the other hand, said Adesanya didn’t come out to fight.
“The crowd paid to say a real fight, but he was just running around, he didn’t fight. It would have been different if he came all out.”
If your Probably missed the fight, Watch Video of Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero fight match Below: