Israel Adesanya Outpoints Jared Cannonier In Uneventful Fight – UFC 276 Results (Highlights)

Adesanya defended his middleweight title after an uneventful unanimous decision win over Cannonier in the UFC 276 headliner.

Israel Adesanya

A middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier is taking place now (Saturday, July 2, 2022) at UFC 276.

Round 1

Cannonier avoids a leg strike early. Adesanya lands a couple soon after. Cannonier is backing Adesanya up. Adesanya lands a leg kick and avoids a big right from Cannonier. Cannonier lands a leg kick but eats one soon after. Adesanya sees his head kick blocked. Adesanya connects with a body kick. Adesanya continues to attack the legs while evading Cannonier’s strikes. Cannonier lands a few leg kicks. Adesanya just misses with a high kick.

Round 2

Adesanya misses with a high kick but lands a body kick afterward. Both fighters exchange calf kicks. Adesanya lands a couple of leg kicks and follows it up with a left. Adesanya with a front kick to the body. Cannonier just misses with a counter right as Adesanya attacks the leg. Adesanya blocks a head kick. Adesanya lands a right. Adesanya attacks the body and just avoids a right hook from Cannonier. The action is stopped after Cannonier complains of an eye poke. The action resumes. Both fighters exchange leg kicks. Cannonier blocks a head kick. Adesanya puts on the pressure to end the round strong.

Round 3

Adesanya opens the round with some leg kicks. He just misses with a front kick to the head. Cannonier lands a counter left. Adesanya is starting to jab him up. Cannonier attempts a takedown but Adesanya deals with it and defends. Adesanya with another popping jab. Cannonier is swinging but misses. Cannonier blitzes and lands while looking for the takedown. Cannonier lands some shots against the fence, but Adesanya gets out. Cannonier blocks a question mark kick. Cannonier misses a spinning back fist. However, he is landing a lot more than previous rounds. Cannonier clinches Adesanya again. Adesanya gets out. He lands a knee to end the round.

Round 4

Cannonier with a body shot. Adesanya, however, continues to jab him up. Adesanya lands a right. Cannonier blocks a head kick. Cannonier attempts another takedown but it results in a clinch which Adesanya gets out of again. Cannonier has some moments but Adesanya is mainly in control. Not a lot of action in this round or in the fight as a whole.

Round 5

Cannonier is aggressive early as he probably realizes he needs a finish. He clinches Adesanya but there’s not a lot of action. The crowd is booing. Cannonier is in on a single but Adesanya defends and gets out. Adesanya with a jab. Cannonier lands a couple while blitzing forward before clinching Adesanya again. Adesanya gets out and looks more active now. However, he can’t find a fight-ending strike. A disappointing fight overall.

Official Result: Israel Adesanya defeats Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45).

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