UFC 248: Adesanya vs Romero Results
UFC 248 goes tonight the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC‘s third pay-per-view card of the year will be headlined by Israel Adesanya defending his middleweight title against Yoel Romero. While in the co-main event, Zhang Weili is set to defend her strawweight title against the former champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
After beating Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 and winning the undisputed UFC middleweight title, Adesanya was expected to defend his title against Paulo Costa. However, after Costa was forced to undergo surgery on his injured bicep, Adesanya decided that instead of waiting, he would take a fight with the man no one wants to fight, Romero.
Going into UFC 248, both Adesanya and UFC president Dana White have said that they believe the co-main event Zhang and Jedrzejczyk will be the fight of the night.
Zhang won the title last August, beating Jessica Andrade at UFC Shenzhen to become China’s first ever UFC champion. The Brazilian had won the title beating Rose Namajunas, who had dethroned Jedrzejczyk.
Ahead of UFC 248, you can check out the official weigh-in results, as well as all our pre-fight videos, here.
Full results from UFC 248:
Israel Adesanya defeats Yoel Romero via unanimous decision (48-47 x2 49-46) to reclaim the UFC middleweight title
Zhang Weili defeats Joanna Jedrzejczyk via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) to reclaim the UFC strawweight title
Beneil Dariush defeats Drakkar Klose via second round KO (1:00)
Neil Magny defeats Li Jingliang via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Alex Oliveira defeats Max Griffin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Sean O’Malley defeats Jose Quinonez via first round TKO (2:02)
Mark Madsen defeats Austin Hubbard via unanimous decision (29×28 x3)
Rodolfo Vieira defeats Saparbek Safarov via first round arm triangle submission (2:58)
Gerald Meerschaert defeats Deron Winn via third round rear naked choke submission (2:13)
Emily Whitmire vs. Polyana Viana*
Giga Chikadze defeats Jamall Emmers via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Danaa Batgerel defeats Guido Cannetti via first round KO (3:01)
* Fight was cancelled after Whitmire was hospitalised
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