Mixed martial artist of Nigerian descent, Israel Adesanya, has defeated Jared Cannonier to retain his UFC Middleweight title.
Popularly known as the Stylebender, Adesanya used the victory to extend his winning streak to 12-0.
The champion was barely out of second gear over the five-round main event as he cruised to a fourth title defence.
But the Las Vegas crowd were left less than impressed as they booed the fight throughout before all three judges handed the Nigerian victory by margins of four and five rounds.
“He had an excellent gameplan; it was really hard to get my follow-ups going, my second phases going,” reflected the champion before calling out bitter rival Alex Pereira who holds two wins over the champion, albeit in the kickboxing ranks.
“You know who’s next,” continued Adesanya.
“The first time, I told you, was an error on my part. Next time I put you on skates, you’re going to be frozen.”