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Israel Adesanya retains UFC middlewight belt with victory over Whittaker

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Israel Adesanya retained his middleweight title at UFC 271 in Houston, Texas by defeating Australian, Robert Whittaker on Sunday.

The reigning UFC middleweight champion won via a unanimous decision after five rounds in his fourth consecutive title defense in front of 6,000 fans packed into the Toyota Center.

The final scorecards read 49-46, 48-47 and 48-47 with Adesanya moving to 22-1 in his career with the victory.

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Adesanya (22-1) stopped Whittaker via second-round knockout at UFC 243 in October 2019 to win the title.

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