Nigerian New Zealander, Israel Adesanya has retained his UFC middleweight championship belt after defeating Yoel Romero by unanimous decision.
Although the fight was marred by chants of fans who became bored because the fight didn’t meet up to its hype, judges ruled in favour of the Nigerian after five rounds.
With both fighters inseparable it was left to the judges who scored 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46 in Adesanya’s favour.
After the points win, Adesanya said: “It was a hard fight but I did what I had to do.
“Look at his leg. I f***ed his leg up. I took his best shot in the first round and that was the best shot he landed on me. I did what I had to do and I f***ed his leg up.
“As long as the judges didn’t listen to the crowd, I was fine. I touched him up. And still.”