Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2 official UFC 271 scorecard
This time, Israel Adesanya couldn’t take out Robert Whittaker, which meant he had to sweat over the scorecards.
In the end, Adesanya got his opponent back on track with a 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 unanimous decision win over Whittaker to retain the middleweight championship in the main event of UFC 271 on Saturday at Toyota. center. in Houston. This was Adesanya’s fourth consecutive successful title defense.
With the exception of the first round, in which Adesanya scored the only knockdown of the fight, the fight was competitive and this was reflected in the judges’ scorecards:
According to judges Jacob Montalvo, Doug Crosby and Mike Beltran, there was no unanimity in rounds 2, 4 and 5. All three agreed that the champion had passed the 1st and 3rd rounds.
Saturday’s main event was a rematch with UFC 243 in October 2019. At the event, Adesanya was the contender and he defeated Whittaker by knockout in the second round to capture the middleweight title. This time, Whittaker went the distance, but failed despite competitive efforts.