UFC 243 has lived up to the expectations. The Melbourne fans have witnessed the crowning of a new undisputed middleweight champion and his name is Israel Adesanya (18-0).
“The Last Stylebender” defeated Robert Whittaker in the second round, snapping Whittaker nine-fight win streak. The stunning victory granted the Nigerian-New Zealander his sixth bonus since he came to the UFC in 2018.
The 30-year-old Adesanya received an additional $50 000, as he was awarded Performance of the Night.
The other POTN bonus recipient was the newcomer Yorgan De Castro who defeated Justin Tafa via KO in the opening round.
The Fight of the Night bonus was granted to Brad Riddel and Jamie Mullarkey, with both fighters going home with extra $50 000 in their pockets.