Israel Adesanya defeated Jared Cannonier over five rounds to retain his middleweight title at UFC 276 in Las Vegas.
Adesanya, 32, used his movement and control of distance to out-strike Cannonier and secure a unanimous decision victory.
“We know who’s next. I’ll put him on skates,” said Adesanya.
The fight has a backstory in that the Brazilian holds two victories over Adesanya in kickboxing before the pair transitioned to MMA.