Both Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski reinforced why they're the best in their respective divisions with big victories Saturday night at UFC 276.
Volkanovski dominated Max Holloway by unanimous decision to end their trilogy rivalry and retain the featherweight world title in the co-feature of the pay-per-view main card from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Then, Adesanya put together a savvy effort to demonstrate why he's on another level with a unanimous decision of his own over Jared Cannonier to keep the middleweight championship strapped around his waist.
Fighters, critics and fans alike had plenty to say about Adesanya, Volkanovski and other highlights from UFC 276 including Alex Pereira's eye-popping knockout of Sean Strickland. Here are some of the best reactions about the event.
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Izzy Adesanya 🇳🇬 has an undertaker themed entrance for his fight tonight right in front of WWE Royalties Vince McMahon, Stephanie & Triple H. Give him a WWE contract ASAP! 🇳🇬🇳🇬 🔥🔥 #UFC276 pic.twitter.com/XUhfL5H5Wj— E (@iamOkon) July 3, 2022
Bro I just went back and watched Alex P fight!! Yeah I’m riding with him all day. He made it look way too easy. Really hard to believe he was unranked before this fight— BONY (@JonnyBones) July 3, 2022
Volkanovski is damn good at fighting. This is a 5 round master class. #UFC276— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) July 3, 2022
Volkanovski doesn’t get enough credit. One of the toughest, most explosive fighters in the midst of his Prime. What a performance #UFC276— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) July 3, 2022
Volks accuracy is amazing— Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) July 3, 2022
Pereira!! #UFC276— RobFont (@RobSFont) July 3, 2022
This guy must have sledgehammers for fists! That was INSANE!! #UFC276— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) July 3, 2022
Nah Pereira transitioning to MMA and hunting down Izzy is an insane UFC arc 😭— DMT (@Dasmajortuff) July 3, 2022