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Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby bruins2012 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:45 pm

MARCH 7, 2020 | T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas, Nevada





Main Card
Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET


Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero
for middleweight title

Zhang Weili vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk
for strawweight title

Beneil Dariush vs Drakkar Klose

Li Jingliang vs Neil Magny

Max Griffin vs Alex Oliveira



Preliminary Card
ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET


Sean O'Malley vs Jose Quinonez

Austin Hubbard vs Mark Madsen

Saparbek Safarov vs Rodolfo Vieira

Gerald Meerschaert vs Deron Winn



Preliminary Card
ESPN/ESPN+, 6:15 p.m. ET


Polyana Viana vs Emily Whitmire

Jamall Emmers vs Movsar Evloev

Danaa Batgerel vs Guido Cannetti

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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby bruins2012 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:52 am

Israel Adesanya

KO/TKO wins: 14 (78%)
Sub. wins: 0 (0%)
Dec. wins: 4 (22%)

Adesanya is undefeated and recently became middleweight champion when he knocked out Robert Whittaker in October of last year. Also notable, Adesanya had an awesome fight against Kelvin Gastelum where he answered a lot of questions regarding durability and composure.

Adesanya has incredible striking abilities. He is a gifted puncher and kicker and has great unorthodox knees and elbows to top it all off. He can finish opponents in all kinds of ways. Adesanya is a very technical fighter but he still finishes his fights. He also has great takedown defense at 85% which will be great for him against Romero, a strong Cuban wrestler. Adesanya has big advantages in height and reach against Romero.

Now, looking at weaknesses. Adesanya has been hit before most notably against Kelvin Gastelum where he was in trouble. Despite losing, Whittaker managed to find Adesanya’s chin quite a few times at the end of his punches. Against Israel, we saw Whittaker adopt a Romero-like style where he lunged in and loaded up on his punches. If Romero can catch the champion with those strikes it might be over quickly. We’ve seen Yoel’s power on display many times; one shot is all it takes.



Yoel Romero

KO/TKO wins: 11 (85%)
Sub. wins: 0 (0%)
Dec. wins: 2 (15%)

Some might pick Romero due to his scary KO power, but he’s only won twice in the last 4 years. Yoel is 2-3 in his last 5, losing all 3 by decision. There is little doubt that age is starting to affect Romero.

Most recently he had a 3 round war with Paulo Costa where he didn’t get the nod. Romero has been in some wars in his career. Most notably the two Robert Whittaker fights where he absorbed 192 combined significant strikes and 106 of those were to the head.

Romero usually adopts a patient demeanor with a high guard when fighting five-round fights to conserve energy. He waits and looks for his opening to land a knockout. We saw it in his impressive performance against former UFC champion Luke Rockhold and in the second Whittaker bout. Adesanya will be the much younger and fresher fighter and will look to stay on the outside to outstrike Romero.

Adesanya moves around well and switches stances making him hard to hit. Romero is expecting a fight like the one he had with Rockhold, but Adesanya is younger, fresher and faster and likes to push the pace. Romero has had cardio issues in the past, so it’ll be interesting to see how his gas tank holds up against the champion.


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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby bruins2012 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:54 am

Adesanya is younger, hungrier and has all the physical advantages (reach, height etc.) He has way more momentum as he is a rising star in the organisation and is coming off a very impressive performance where he won the belt. Romero is 42 years old and has lost many fights recently. The age difference is just too big. Money on the champ.

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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby 320IDAVE » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:33 am

Money on the champ yeah but nobody ever has more momentum than Yoel, No matter age, recent wins or current situation.
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby reasontat2 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:59 am

Izzy will beat Yoel. Yoel seems imposing, but, he gasses fairly quick because he's so big and because he's so big he has the ability to change a fight despite it being later rounds. Yoel lasted with Costa, because they're basically the same fighter. Yoel is the precursor for Costa and Costa is the precursor for Jones. Trust.
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby KARHU-III » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:15 am

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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby DeceptaCon » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:39 pm

KARHU-III wrote:Yoel via Donkey Kong rage

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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby abcd » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:27 pm

Even though he's fun to watch it's hard to root Izzy and guys like him

Nate, Nick, Jones, magny, the batamweight tattooed pothead, Cruz, Tony, cowboy,

All these foos fighting midgets can't fight someone their own size

It sickens me
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby bruins2012 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:04 am

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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby kezzaman » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:02 am

UFC 248,
Two Men, One Neck
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby bruins2012 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:07 pm

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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby warriorxv » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:15 pm

abcd wrote:Even though he's fun to watch it's hard to root Izzy and guys like him

Nate, Nick, Jones, magny, the batamweight tattooed pothead, Cruz, Tony, cowboy,

All these foos fighting midgets can't fight someone their own size

It sickens me

Sugar Sean the pothead? I’m just laughing, that’s my only guess.
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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby bruins2012 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:52 am

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Re: Official Discussion: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Postby dipset52 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:55 am

kezzaman wrote:UFC 248,
Two Men, One Neck
Only on PPV


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