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Watch Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2 full fight video highlights - UFC 271

Israel Adesanya put an end to his rivalry with Robert Whittaker last night (Sat., Feb. 12, 2022) at UFC 271 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Toyota Center in Houston, Tex., when “Last Stylebender” outlasted Whittaker to the tune of a unanimous decision. It marks Adesanya’s fourth-straight defense of the UFC middleweight title.

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BLOCKBUSTER CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) International Fight Week returns to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., July 2, 2022, capped by a stacked card headlined by a blockbuster championship double header. In UFC 276’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event, reigning Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, defends his crown against No. 2-ranked contender, Jared Cannonier. In the co-main event, Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, has his sights set on successfully defending his title once again against No. 1-seeded contender, Max Holloway, for the third (and likely final) time.

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Both middleweights landed whipping leg kicks in the early going. Adesanya did score a flash knockdown along the cage, but Whittaker was able to return to his feet. Adesanya kept things rolling in the second round as he displayed some sensational head movement and counter striking. However, Whittaker secured his first takedown of the fight and regained some momentum.

In the third, Adesanya kept the pressure up and started to wear on Whittaker, but “Bobby Knuckles” kept fighting back with takedown attempts and clinch work. Whittaker threatened with a standing rear-naked choke in the fourth round, but “Last Stylebender” powered through it and started on the attack again. Whittaker went back to his wrestling in the fifth as well as landing a few good shots in the clinch, but his efforts were simply too late. Adesanya did enough over the course of all five rounds to escape with the decision.

Check out the full fight video highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:

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