Anderson Silva is not young fighter anymore, but he’s still got more than enough left in the tank to put on an entertaining main event bout.
Silva had more than his fair share of moments, Adesanya is the one in his prime. And that showed as the bout wore on. Adesanya was faster, had more gas in the tank, and simply landed the bigger shots as he went on to a unanimous decision victory at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena. The judges’ scores were 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
Fight of the Night: Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
Performance of the Night: Montana De La Rosa and Devonte Smith