At UFC 293, Sean Strickland pulled off one of the biggest title fight upsets we’ve ever seen.
For 25 minutes, Strickland made Israel Adesanya uncomfortable, and prevented one of the best strikers to ever step into the Octagon from finding his rhythm. In the first round, Strickland dropped Adesanya with a perfect punch to the jaw, but Adesanya bounced back to stick in the fight.
Strickland never let off the gas, defending well and making Adesanya fight with his back against the Octagon fence. It was the perfect gameplan and a dominant win for Strickland.