Strickland defeats Adesanya to claim middleweight title

Sean Strickland has defeated Isreal Adeanya to become the new middleweight champion of the world.

 All judges scoring the fight in this favour.

A first-round knock down by the American was the highlight of the fight that went the whole five rounds.

In the second round, Strickland continued to be patient looking for the huge blow with Adesanya on the back foot.

Adesanya however was able to land some good punches to push Strickland back.

The Last Stylebender was unable to find his jab in the third round as Strickland continued to pile on the pressure.

It was the same for much of the fourth and the fifth rounds, with Adesanya on the back foot against an aggressive Strickland.