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Adesanya beats Silva to keep unbeaten record

Adesanya beats Silva to keep unbeaten record

"This is it for me", Adesanya said after the fight - after which he and Anderson Silva bowed down simultaneously in a showing of mutual respect - the younger pupil having rightfully earned his idol's respect.

Luciana Barroso, Matt Damon, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky show their approval at the end of the Adesanya and Silva fight.

Heading into the fight, Adesanya was an overwhelming favorite but he found out quickly in the opening round that the 43-year old Silva still had some fight left in him.

Moving forward to 2019, Whittaker who was slated to defend his title against Kelvin Gastelum in the main headliner of UFC 234 PPV event last night from Melbourne Australia once again forced to withdraw from a contest due to hernia issue. "I talked to Nick's manager a couple months ago, and Nick said, 'OK, let's go do it. Let's talk to Dana.' I'm just waiting for Dana".

The most unsafe moment for Adesanya came in the third round, when Silva launched into a flying knee attempt.

All three judges awarded the three-round fight to Adesanya: 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.

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Adesanya battered the legs of Silva as he landed 29 of 31 strikes down low. Every time Silva managed to force Adesanya to back up, he did his best work in the fight.

With a record of 20 wins from 24 bouts, Kiwi-born Sydney-based star Whittaker hasn't been beaten in five years. Subscribe to my podcast State of Combat with Brian Campbell where we break down everything you need to know in the Octagon. In my world, the wrestling world, if the guy shows up and makes the weight, for some reason cancels the bout, the guy forfeits the match - I win.

Whittaker's title defence against Kelvin Gastelum was canned but UFC president Dana White confirmed after Adesanya's victory that Whittaker would hold the belt "for now".

The Australian crowd booed loudly at Adesanya's words towards the champion but he ultimately sent well wishes to Whittaker in his post fight speech.

"Hopefully Rob heals up great". This is my life.

"I try to fight in Curitiba, my city". His family was fighting with him because he didn't want to go to the hospital.