Easy 30-27, but about as fun of a 30-27 you are going to see. If this is it for Silva, this is such a great way to go out, showing he can still hold his own and do some of the things he did in his prime, as opposed to getting knocked the fuck out like so many other legends.
That was a fun fight, even though it was clear that Adesanya was probably giving him too much credit. To put up that performance at age 43 is pretty unreal though, only Hendo and Couture looked semi-decent at that age.
Watching Anderson fight at this point is kind of neat, because you see flashes, but you can tell he hasn't cared about winning for a while. At this point he is just messing around in there and trying to put on a half decent show.
Very fortunate they caught that shit with Whittaker.
Card was weak, but main event was entertaining enough, if only because Silva looked about as decent as he could considering his age. It should've been a five rounder though. Adesanya needs at least another fight with either Jacare or Romero (depending on who wins between Gastelum/Whittaker) before he gets a championship shot. He wasn't very impressive tonight, and I can see him losing to a couple of these dudes right now.
So just saw the main event, I do agree with some people saying Anderson got carried but all the same I was very impressive how well Anderson fared even though he did get outlanded significantly. The leg kicks he took buckled him a few times and the way his eye was swelling up in round 3 from constantly taking straight left punches was the biggest thing here. Adesanya really wanted the highlight but this was a great fight and I am cool with Anderson losing a decision, even I did expect a KO, the decision is better, it means he can still hold his head up high in retirement, knowing he didn’t get knocked out to end it like so many other fighters.
The one thing I didn’t like was Anderson refusing to come off the cage after getting his legs blasted, he stated there fir a good minute and it might turn into a wall and stall type situation, but Adesanya refused to have any of it.
Tenshin wanted to be a boxer, but this seems to be the wrong way of going about it. Gervonta's record is 21-0 and 20 of those have been the result of a KO. Whoever is managing Tenshin is doing a terrible job unless they're and he's making a ton of a money off of getting demolished.