[sports] Sean Strickland beats Israel Adesanya

Sean Strickland beats Israel Adesanya throughout 5 rounds to become the new UFC middleweight champion.

Following an incredible event in Perth earlier this year, the Octagon returns to Australia for a second pay-per-view event, touching down in Sydney for UFC 293.

Headlined by a middleweight title clash between two-time champ Israel Adesanya and brash contender Sean Strickland, and featuring 10 athletes from the ANZAC region, Saturday’s fight card was loaded with exciting matchups that had the crowd at Qudos Bank Arena amped up from the outset.

After six finishes and a Fight of the Year contender at UFC 284, the bar was set high for this weekend’s card, and yet somehow, the action still exceeded expectations.

With a host of highlight reel finishes, a couple absolute bangers, and one of the biggest upsets in UFC history, Saturday night in Sydney was something truly special.

Here’s a look at how things played out inside the Octagon at UFC 293.

UFC 293: Adesanya vs Strickland Results

Sean Strickland defeats Israel Adesanya by Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)

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