Israel Adesanya knocks out Paulo Costa to retain UFC middleweight championship

Israel Adesanya knocks out Paulo Costa to retain UFC middleweight championship

- Israel Adesanya strolled past Paulo Costa with ease in their FC middleweight Championship clash

- The Last Style Bender knocked down his opponent on the second round before the referee stopped the fight

- The 30-year-old remains unbeaten in his mixed martial art career and with just two years in the UFC

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Israel Adesanya successfully defended his middleweight crown after a second-round stoppage of Paulo Costa.

The Last Style Bender dominated the first round delivering several leg kicks that caused damage on Costa's left leg.

The Nigerian-born New Zealand fighter finished the bout in the second round after catching Costa with a leg kick in the face and floored him with several punches.

The referee had to stop the fight after Costa was down on the canvass covering his face in three minutes and 15 seconds.

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Adesanya and Costa have made several threats to each other in the build-up to the fight and UFC President Dana White predicted it would be the fight of the year.

Israel Adesanya knocks out Paulo Costa to retain UFC middleweight championship

Israel Adesanya knocks out Paulo Costa to retain UFC middleweight championship. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The Last Syle Bender maintained his 100 per cent record in the octagon and proved doubters wrong that he is one of the greatest in his division.

Two Nigerian fighters Adesanya and Kamaru Usman now dominate the UFC middleweight and welterweight divisions respectively.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Kamaru Usman retained his UFC welterweight championship following a unanimous point decision win over Jorge Masvidal.

The Nigerian Nightmare successfully defended his belt as he dominated most part of the rounds with his unique wrestling ability.

As expected, the match produced fireworks with the champion scoring a take a down in the first round but the American got himself back from the lock.

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Legit.ng also reported that LeBron James has been called a coward by UFC star Colby Covington and even went on to say the LA Lakers star will not last 10 seconds with him.

The welterweight contender who is a big fan of the United States president, Donald Trump attacked the Black Lives Matter movement after his victory over Tyron Woodley at UFC's pay-per-view event.

The 32-year-old, also known as Chaos, blasted James as well other basketball stars who boycotted the games to protest.

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