UFC 248

It was far from exciting, but Israel Adesanya was able to best Yoel Romero at UFC 248 Saturday night.

“The Last Stylebender” controlled the action, leaving the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with the middleweight title around his waist.

All three judges scored it in his favor 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.

The two exchanged very little offense over the first two rounds and 10 minutes, with Romero getting the better of what exchanges did go down.

Adesanya continued to buck the trend of typical walkouts, instead opting for another show.

After 25 minutes of back-and-forth action, Zhang Weili bested Joanna Jedrzejczyk, defending her strawweight title in the co-main event.

Both fighters were left bruised and battered after the bout.

There was plenty of heat in the build, the former champion did her best to try and intimidate the new titleholder. In the end, though, Weili had her first title defense.

Beneil Darish left the announce team including Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan up in arms with his knockout of Drakker Klose.

Neil Magny claimed a decision over Li Jingliang and Alex Oliveira topped Max Griffin via split decision in welterweight action.

On the prelims, Sean O’Malley made a triumphant return, flooring Jose Alberto Quinonez. O’Malley landed with a head-kick and finished his bantamweight foe in the first round.

Mark Madsen claimed a decision with Rodolfo Vieira and Gerald Meerschaert each winning via submission.

Both Giga Chikadze and Danaa Batgerel earned wins on the early prelims.

UFC 248: Adesanya Vs. Romero Results

Israel Adesanya def. Yoel Romero via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) to remain UFC middleweight champion

Zhang Weili def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) to remain UFC strawweight champion

Beneil Dariush def. Drakker Klose via KO (strike) at 1:00 of Round 2

Neil Magny def. Li Jingliang via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Alex Oliveira def. Max Griffin via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Sean O’Malley def. Jose Alberto Quinonez via TKO (strikes) at 2:02 of Round 1

Mark Madsen def. Austin Hubbard via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Rofolfo Vieira def. Saparbek Safarov via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:58 of Round 1

Gerald Meerschaert def. Deron Winn via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:13 of Round 3

Giga Chikadze def. Jamall Emmers via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Danaa Batgerel def. Guido Cannetti via KO (strike) at 3:01 of Round 1

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