Israel Adesanya ran through Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 in what arguably was one of the best performances by a title challenger in UFC history.
He joined a list of many fighters who have put on dominant performances to dethrone the champions and win titles for the first time. What entails a dominant championship-winning performance? For starters, it requires leaving no doubt who the better fighter was.
Here’s a list of 13 of the most dominant first-time title challenge performances in UFC history, starting with the most recent.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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