UFC 243’s main event was a highly anticipated title unification bout between Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya. Whittaker threw bombs and tried to land big early, but it was Adesanya who ended up with the second round knock out win.
Check out highlights from the event, along with a snippet from our play-by-play of the event below.
Round 2 – Whittaker jumps in with a huge left. He presses and lands another. A third as Adesanya throws a kick. Whittaker lands again! Adesanya with a jab. Whittaker chasing a bit. Long jab from Whittaker. A short counter right hook lands again for Adesanya. A head kick wobbles Whittaker even though he blocked it. Adesanya goes to the body now. Whittaker with a combo inside. Hard jab from Whittaker as Adesanya throws a kick. Left hook from Whittaker. They trade lefts and Whittaker lands a head kick. Whittaker with a low kick to the back leg as Adesanya throws a head kick. Counter right from Whittaker. Whittaker with a big left but eats a counter and it drops him again! Adesanya is all over him! WE HAVE A NEW UNIFIED CHAMPION!
Israel Adesanya defeated Robert Whittaker via KO (strikes), 3:33 of round 2