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UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland: Sean Strickland Secures Middleweight Gold at UFC 293

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 10, 2023 04:34 GMT

The curtain falls on our live coverage of UFC 293, marking a historic night in the middleweight division as Sean Strickland claims the championship title. Additionally, the event featured a remarkable moment when Alexander Volkov secured a rare Ezekiel choke submission against Tai Tuivasa. The night was filled with exceptional action, solidifying its status as yet another triumphant UFC event in the heart of Australia, leaving fans eager for more memorable fights.

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04:34 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland official result

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04:32 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland official result

Sean Strickland defeats Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision (49-46)

04:29 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland fifth and final round underway

Adesanya's corner now encourages him to push the pace and take some risks. Strickland, meanwhile, relentlessly hunts down Adesanya to land the decisive blow that punctuates the fight. The effects of Strickland's calculated offense have taken a toll on Adesanya. Official results up next

04:22 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland championships round underway

Strickland's corner urges him to take calculated risks and go after the champion. Adesanya presses the attack, but Strickland consistently lands far more impactful blows in each exchange. Strickland's defense shines as his most potent weapon, while his boxing displays remarkable precision and effectiveness.

04:16 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland third round underway

Strickland's unyielding forward assault has posed challenges for Adesanya. In the third round, the champion shifts tactics by diversifying his target selection, attempting to ignite his offense. Adesanya grapples with adversity when Strickland closes the distance and unleashes his combinations, making it a challenging battle for the champion.

04:11 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland second round underway

Strickland's impeccable defense has stymied Adesanya's offensive efforts thus far. Adesanya grapples to locate his striking range and the opportune moment to counter Strickland's relentless onslaught. However, it has been a better round for the champion.

04:07 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland first round underway

Strickland intensifies his offensive onslaught, applying relentless pressure on the champion. He lands a crisp 1-2 combination, sending Adesanya to the canvas. Strickland finishes the round with a flurry of strikes, undoubtedly securing the round and establishing a strong start in the fight. a solid 1-2 and drops his opponent. He ends the round strong and definitely has one round in the bag 

04:02 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland first round underway

Adesanya, as anticipated, takes command of the center, unleashing a barrage of leg kicks. Strickland adopts a measured approach, carefully closing the distance to apply pressure. Adesanya employs a series of feints, skillfully attempting to provoke a response from his opponent, setting the stage for a tactical battle.

03:56 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland Odds

Israel Adesanya is the favorite (-675) while Sean Strickland is the underdog (+490)

03:52 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland

In April, Israel Adesanya dramatically reclaimed his middleweight championship from Alex Pereira. Now, he faces Sean Strickland, who, due to his consistent availability and 7-2 record in the past three years, secured a title shot. This clash is intriguing, as Strickland's pressure style will likely push Adesanya to engage more actively. Expect a competitive and thrilling battle for the middleweight title.

03:44 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Main event up next


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03:42 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Tai Tuivasa vs Alexander Volkov official result

 Alexander Volkov defeats Tai Tuivasa via submission (Ezekiel choke/ 4:37 of the second round)

03:40 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Tai Tuivasa vs Alexander Volkov second round underway

Recognizing that he might be behind on the scorecards, Tuivasa starts the second round strongly. Tuivasa has been chopping down the lead leg of Volkov and the leg looks beat now. Volkov catches Tuivasa's kick and takes his opponent down. He's generating a lot of offense from the mount and Tuivasa gets caught in an Ezekiel choke 

03:35 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Tai Tuivasa vs Alexander Volkov first round underway

Tuivasa has taken the initiative, pressing forward, yet finding it challenging to mount a substantial offense. In contrast, Volkov adopts a more measured approach, capitalizing on counter opportunities. Tuivasa's leg kicks have been effective, but his focus appears fixed on delivering a decisive left hook, patiently awaiting the perfect moment to unleash it. Volkov finished the round strongly and most likely bagged that round

03:24 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Tai Tuivasa vs Alexander Volkov

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03:20 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Tai Tuivasa vs Alexander Volkov next

Stay tuned for live results and play-by-play updates from the co-main event of UFC 293 only on Sportskeeda MMA

03:19 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Tai Tuivasa vs Alexander Volkov next

Heavyweights Tai Tuivasa and Alexander Volkov clash in the UFC 293 co-main event. Tuivasa, after a successful UFC debut in Sydney, aims to bounce back from a two-fight losing skid. The outcome will depend on whether Tuivasa can leverage hometown support for a triumphant return or if Volkov extends his streak with a third straight stoppage victory. Expect fireworks!

03:15 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos official result

Manel Kape defeats Felipe Dos Santos via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

03:11 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos third round underway

Kape's counterattacking prowess has shone brightly. The Portuguese flyweight expertly baits his opponent into attacking, capitalizing with sharp counters each time. Kape maintains a visibly better condition, but Dos Santos refuses to yield, showcasing his relentless spirit. Dos Santos digs deep, gritting his teeth and unleashing a flurry of unorthodox combinations. The fight has delivered high-volume, electrifying exchanges, making it an absolute spectacle. What an incredible contest!

03:07 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos second round underway

Kape lands a thunderous left hook, momentarily staggering Dos Santos, who quickly recovers and retaliates. Both warriors display unwavering determination, engaging in furious exchanges whenever they close the distance. The fight unfolds as a thrilling spectacle of resilience and aggression, captivating the audience with its intensity.

03:05 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos second round underway

Dos Santos has noticeably increased his offensive output, establishing himself as the busier fighter. Kape, on the other hand, faces difficulty in finding his rhythm, but when he connects, it's with powerful, impactful shots. Dos Santos consistently relies on his front teep kick as a key weapon. Kape, meanwhile, remains patient, biding his time for the perfect opportunity to unleash a game-changing strike.

03:01 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos first round underway

Both fighters swing wildly and land solid punches to close out what has been a thrilling first round. 

02:59 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos first round underway

Kape demonstrates excellent combination striking, keeping Dos Santos on the defensive and disrupting his rhythm. Although Dos Santos occasionally lands some shots, they lack significant impact. However, Dos Santos begins to turn the tide by effectively targeting Kape's legs with powerful kicks and subsequently stringing together effective combinations, marking a notable shift in momentum.

02:57 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos first round underway

Kape takes the initiative, controlling the center and pressuring his opponent relentlessly. Dos Santos maintains composure but falls victim to a precision counterstrike from Kape, sending him to the canvas momentarily. Dos Santos swiftly rises, leading to an explosive exchange of wild punches, setting the tone for an action-packed round.

02:55 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos first round underway

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02:54 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos Odds

Manel Kape (-425) is the favorite while Felipe Dos Santos (+330) is the underdog

02:47 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos next


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02:45 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos next

Flyweight contender Manel Kape is set to make his long-awaited return, facing last-minute replacement Felipe dos Santos. Kape, originally slated to fight Kai Kara-France, boasts a three-fight winning streak and is eager to finally step into the octagon after a series of canceled bouts. Dos Santos, a 22-year-old Chute Boxe Diego Lima representative, holds an undefeated 7-0 record. With Kape seeking to reassert his championship potential and Dos Santos aiming for a breakout, this matchup promises to be a captivating showdown in the flyweight division.

02:42 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Austen Lane vs. Justin Tafa official result next

Justin Tafa defeats Austen Lane via KO (punches) at 1:21 of very first round

02:41 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Austen Lane vs. Justin Tafa first round underway

Tafa asserts control at the center, applying relentless pressure on Lane. A brief pause in the action due to a low blow doesn't rattle Tafa's focus. Lane starts targeting Tafa's legs with precise kicks, but Tafa remains steadfast, determined to connect with his powerful punches. It all changes when Tafa lands a thunderous left hook, sending Lane crashing to the canvas. Tafa capitalizes with a relentless flurry of punches, sealing the deal with another explosive first-round knockout on the UFC 293 main card.

02:37 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Austen Lane vs. Justin Tafa

Justin Tafa is the favorite (-200) while Austin Lane is the underdog at (+165)

02:36 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Austen Lane vs. Justin Tafa next


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02:33 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Austen Lane vs. Justin Tafa next

Justin Tafa and Austen Lane's previous clash ended abruptly due to an eye poke, leaving both fighters eager to deliver in their rematch. Tafa, with two consecutive first-round knockouts, aims to bounce back from inactivity in 2022. Meanwhile, Lane entered their initial bout on a six-fight winning streak, including a Fury FC title win and a successful appearance on Dana White's Contender Series. Expect fireworks as these heavyweights are known for their knockout power, promising a swift and thrilling showdown.

02:29 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj: Official result next

Tyson Pedro defeats Anton Turkalj via KO (punches) at 2:12 of the very first round

02:26 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj

Turkalj starts off aggressively, while Pedro employs feints to assess his opponent. Turkalj begins connecting with well-placed leg kicks, causing Pedro to be cautious with his offensive moves. Pedro patiently waits for the right opening, and when it comes, he strikes with a crisp one-two combination, followed by a powerful overhand right and a relentless flurry of punches, leaving Turkalj no room to recover. The hometown fighter secures a rapid first-round knockout victory in impressive fashion.

02:19 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: : Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj live results and play-by-play updates

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02:11 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: : Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj live results and play-by-play updates

In the UFC 293 main card opener, local favorite Tyson Pedro looks to bounce back from a recent loss as he faces Anton Turkalj. Pedro returned triumphantly in 2022 but faced a setback in his last bout. Turkalj, a Dana White's Contender Series alum, seeks his first UFC victory after two consecutive defeats. Expect fireworks as these light heavyweights clash in Sydney, aiming to regain their footing in the division.

02:09 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Main Card

Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland TITLE FIGHT 
Tai Tuivasa vs. Alexander Volkov
Manel Kape vs. Felipe dos Santos
Justin Tafa vs. Austen Lane
Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj

02:07 (GMT)10 SEP 2023

UFC 293: Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj live results and play-by-play updates

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