Israel Adesanya to defend UFC middleweight title against Yoel Romero

Israel Adesanya (18-0) will defend his middleweight title against Cuban Yoel Romero at UFC 248 in Las Vegas in March, the UFC confirmed yesterday.

MMA champion Israel Adesanya. Source: Photosport

The fight, which is Adesanya’s first defence after he won the unified title against Robert Whittaker in October, is the co-main event at T-Mobile Arena on March 7.

Romero, 42, is an Olympic silver medallist in wrestling with a 13-4 record in the UFC.