Israel Adesanya Mocks Sean Strickland Post UFC 297 Upset!

Israel Adesanya's Hilarious Reaction to Sean Strickland's Loss at UFC 297

Former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland suffered a setback in his title bid against Dricus du Plessis at UFC 297. The highly anticipated match concluded with du Plessis, the 30-year-old South African, emerging victorious via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47). This marked du Plessis’s seventh consecutive win in the premier MMA organization. Post-fight, the South African called out former champ Israel Adesanya.



In a surprising twist, Adesanya uploaded a YouTube video reacting to UFC 297, where he was seen laughing at his former opponent Strickland. This has sparked various reactions in the MMA community, with some fans enjoying the humor, while others criticize it as unsportsmanlike.

UFC 297: Sean Strickland’s Journey and Results

  • Main Card
    • Middleweight Title Match: Dricus du Plessis def. Sean Strickland via split decision (47–48, 48–47, 48–47)
    • Women’s Bantamweight Title Match: Raquel Pennington def. Mayra Bueno Silva by unanimous decision (49–46, 49–46, 49–45)
    • Welterweight: Neil Magny def. Mike Malott by TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:45
    • Middleweight: Chris Curtis def. Marc-AndrΓ© Barriault by split decision (30–27, 28–29, 30–27)
    • Featherweight: Movsar Evloev def. Arnold Allen by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)


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