When it was announced that UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, was going to take on the division's scariest contender, Yoel Romero, it caught the interest of MMA fans instantly. After all, they were about to see an incredible, undefeated kickboxer who had beaten every fighter he'd faced so far in the UFC go up against one of the most violently explosive athletes this sports has ever seen. How it could it not deliver fireworks?
Sadly for those fans who were anticipating large amounts of action in the main event of UFC 248, they will be disappointed as the fight barely got out of first gear. Both men were tentative in their approach, with there being very little engagement between either of them throughout their 25 minute bout.
It was hilarious, yet sad that at the end of the fight, UFC commentator Daniel Cormier, pointed out that the two showed more aggression in a shouting match after the buzzer than they did in their entire title fight. It wasn't the best showing for either man and one they'll hopefully improve upon whatever their next match-ups will be.