If Adesanya’s striking power was questioned after all five rounds with Tavares, those fears were alleviated in less than one round when Adesanya confronted Branson at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden. ..
Branson tried to get the “last style bender” off by shooting in for a takedown, but Adesanya was wise to them and showed them wrestling defenses to keep the fight going.
As Branson’s first takedown attempt was avoided, Adesanya began working with his blows, joining his man with a sharp, snappy, accurate blow. It only helped make Brunson’s takedown pursuit even more desperate, and Adesanya connected to the knee at the perfect time to stun Brunson during one improper attempt.
With Branson still feeling the effects of his knees, Adesanya calmly and calmly dismantled Branson and continued a large number of strikes in a controlled manner.
Following two knockdowns, another shot of Branson’s terrible wobbling was enough to jump into the referee’s Herb Dean and shake off the fight.
After the contest, Adesanya declared that he was happy with his night work, “This was like a walk in the park. Yes, this was like a walk in the’garden’. “
– MMA Sports
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