Israel Adesanya retains middleweight title after beating Yoel Romero

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya has retained his middleweight title in a unanimous decision over Yoel Romero to close out a wild UFC 248 card in Las Vegas .

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The judges scored the five-round fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 in Adesanya’s favour.

Romero, a former member of the Cuban Olympic wrestling team is ranked third in the division behind Whittaker and Paulo Costa.

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