Published On: Sun, Oct 6th, 2019

UFC 243: Watch the stunning moment Israel Adesanya KO’s Robert Whittaker to claim MW belt | UFC | Sport

The Nigerian-born New Zealander ended Whittaker’s reign at the summit of the lightweight division with an emphatic performance in the main event of UFC 243.

Adesanya became the UFC‘s second undisputed African-born champion with a second-round knockout victory, a win that has put him on course to become a global and superstar.

The 30-year-old brought about the end of the Whittaker Era with a beautiful counter left hook and ground and pound, which you can see below.

UFC 243 Results

Main card

Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya – Adesanya def. Whittaker via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:33

Dan Hooker vs Al Iaquinta – Hooker def. Iaquinta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Tai Tuivasa vs Sergey Spivac – Spivac def. Tuivasa via submission (arm triangle) Round 2, 3:14

Luke Jumeau vs Dhiego Lima – Lima def. Jumeau via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Justin Tafa vs Yorgan De Castro – De Castro def. Tafa via KO (punch) – Round 1, 2:10


Jake Matthews vs Rostem Akman – Matthews def. Akman via unanimous decision – 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Callan Potter vs Maki Pitolo – Potter def. Pitolo via unanimous decision – 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Megan Anderson vs Zarah Fairn dos Santos – Anderson def. Fairn dos Santos via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:57

Jamie Mullarkey vs Brad Riddell – Riddel def. Mullarkey via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Nadia Kassem vs Ji Yeon Kim – Kim def. Kassem via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:59

Khalid Taha vs Bruno Silva – Taha def. Silva via submission (arm-triangle) – Round 3, 3:00

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