- Israel Adesanya underlined his status as the best pound-for-pound fighter currently plying their trade in the Ultimate Fighting Championship
- The Nigerian-New Zealander defended his middleweight division title against against challenger Jarred Cannonier
- There was more great news for African mixed martial arts as South African Dricus du Plessis beat Brad Tavares
All hail the great Israel Adesanya.
The UFC middleweight champion defended his belt against Jarred Cannonier at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The Nigerian-New Zealander fought expertly to win the match with a unanimous decision after five rounds, remaining undefeated.
Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski continued his domination of Max Holloway, defeating him for the third time in a row, also via a unanimous decision over five rounds.
South African middleweight fighter continued his rise in the middleweight, beating Brad Tavares on points after a highly entertaining three rounds which could be arguably have been declared the fight of the night. Du Plessis improved his record to 3-0.
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Middleweight: Israel Adesanya (c) def. Jared Cannonier - Decision (unanimous)
Featherweight: Alexander Volkanovski (c): def. Max Holloway - Decision (unanimous)
Middleweight: Alex Pereira def. Sean Strickland - KO (punches)
Welterweight: Bryan Barberena def. Robbie Lawler - TKO (punches)
Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz vs. Sean O'Malley - No Contest (accidental eye poke)
Lightweight: Jalin Turner def. Brad Riddell - Submission (guillotine choke)
Welterweight: Jim Miller def. Donald Cerrone: Submission (guillotine choke)
Welterweight: Ian Garry def. Gabriel Green - Decision (unanimous)
Middleweight: Dricus du Plessis def. Brad Tavares - Decision (unanimous)
Middleweight: André Muniz def. Uriah Hall - Decision (unanimous)
Women's Flyweight: Maycee Barber def. Jessica Eye - Decision (unanimous)
Women's Bantamweight: Julija Stoliarenko def. Jessica-Rose Clark - Submission (armbar)
UFC fighter Jessica Rose Clark, Australian rugby player Tom Banks suffer gruesome injuries
UFC fighter Jessica-Rose Clark and Australian rugby player Tom Banks will have to sit out of their respective sports for a while after suffering painful misfortune on Saturday.
In a rugby Test match between the Wallabies and England at the Optus Stadium in Perth that Sports Brief observed, fullback Banks went up to contest a kick off. After missing the ball, he landed awkwardly, visibly suffering a broken forearm.
Later, Clark experienced the exact same pain in a bantamweight fight against Lithuanian fighter Juliaj Storialenko.