Israel Adesanya effectively shielded his UFC middleweight title with a consistent choice success over Yoel Romero.

Adesanya improved to 19-0 subsequent to showing signs of improvement of Romero in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Judges scored the session 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46 in support of Adesanya.

After scarcely any trades between the contenders in the opening two rounds, Adesanya handled the more definitive blows from there on.

Romero (13-5) has now lost four of his previous five battles, including the past three.

Prior, Zhang Weili held the ladies’ strawweight title with a split-choice win against Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a work of art.


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