For a show that was nota pay-per-view, Noche UFC was an amazing night, even if the main card did have to go up against that thrilling Pac-12 After Dark game between Colorado State and Colorado in Boulder. That is part and parcel of having to put on events year-round as a combat sports promotion.
Fight fans usually do not get to see a championship fight at the top of the bill of a non pay-per-view event in the UFC. This Saturday, however, fans who tune into ESPN+ will be treated to an exception to that rule.
After one of the biggest upsets that the UFC has ever seen, Israel Adesanya has shockingly been dethroned as the middleweight king. A 25-minute battle ensued with his foe, Sean Strickland, were Strickland would utterly dominate the fight.