The main event of UFC 243, which featured the fight between Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya just came to an end in the second round where Adesanya knocked out his opponent and extended his winning streak to 18-0. The match was high-energy and the audiences were cheering for the returning hometown hero, Whittaker, who ended up losing the Whittaker vs Adesanya match.
Let us take a closer look at the fight and everything that went down, as well as we take a closer look at some of the fan reactions from Twitter.
Had the pleasure of interviewing @stylebender 18 months ago. He wouldn't stop telling me this moment was coming. I was taken back by how sincerely he believed it, not just your usual fighter talking smack. I guess he was right. Well deserved Israel Adesanya #UFC243 #UFCMelbourne
— George Vlotis (@VlotisGeorge) October 6, 2019
UFC 243 Whittaker vs Adesanya Results: What Went Down?
Robert Whittaker started the night on a rather firm footing but Israel Adesanya seemed to be in the lead right from the first second. While Whittaker did manage to connect some kicks to his opponents, Adesanya’s offence was too much for him to handle! There were some real nasty punches that Adesanya managed to connect, giving him a major advantage over Robert Whittaker.
Whittaker vs Adesanya came to an end via Knockout in the second round when a flurry of punches from Adesanya made Whittaker lose his balance and another punch later he was on the mat with Adesanya punching him till the fight was stopped after a KO was declared. The betting odds for this fight were split quite equally – with Adesanya at -115 and Whittaker at -111! Whittaker vs Adesanya was an easy win for the undefeated Adesanya, who later celebrated inside the Octagon with his family.
— Worah (@psychedelhic) October 6, 2019
Twitter Reactions to Whittaker vs Adesanya
Here are some reactions from Twitter, celebrating the victory of Israel Adesanya.
#UFC243 well done @stylebender you 100% deserved the win. What a good fight. Shame you lost your title @robwhittakermma but you had an amazing rain as champ and fought a good fight. Both of you are amazing
— oof (@prof_oof) October 6, 2019
— Andres Vargas (@yopera) October 6, 2019
— Jared Feuring (@jaredfeuring) October 6, 2019
Give me Jones vs. Adesanya. Costa can wait. Let's have some fun!!! #UFC243
— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) October 6, 2019
Oh well, the "Last Style Bender" won…. Give credit where credit's due. 🙄 #UFC243
— 🎮 Logarius 🇵🇭 (@Logarius20) October 6, 2019
— King Kol (@J_Kol10) October 6, 2019
That fight was real impressive by Israel. Both he and hooker looked exceptional today. #UFC243
— clarke3110 (@clarke3110) October 6, 2019