UFC 248 Open Mat: Adesanya v Romero, Zhang v Joanna fight breakdown with Dan Hardy

  • Adam Catterall, Dan Hardy, and Nick Peet breakdown the main talking points from UFC 248, where Israel Adesanya and Zhang Weili defended their titles in contrasting fights.
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  • C Rizzy
    C Rizzy Vor Tag

    Zhang vs Joanna was in the top 2 UFC fights of all time imo.


    hard to watch
    1:31 💓🔥💘
    👇 👇 👇 👇🥊

  • SaintChin先秦人
    SaintChin先秦人 Vor 15 Tage

    I knew little about UFC, I used to think it would all end with one pretend to break other one's arm or leg and accept surrender. But this time 2 women just stand there punch each other bloody hell to the end, that's out of my mind, too STRONK.

  • Isidro Ferrari
    Isidro Ferrari Vor 16 Tage

    Comparing a ring with an octagon??? The angles are 135 vs 90 degrees. Theres no posible comparison. Of course its easier to run in an octagon. Go back to school hardy!!!

  • P Manny
    P Manny Vor 17 Tage

    Yoel fights like he’s the defending champ in title fights lol

  • P Manny
    P Manny Vor 17 Tage

    Excellent breakdown from Dan.

  • maximum security
    maximum security Vor 17 Tage

    Johanna had to run several times! Typical biased! China won! Well done zhang!

  • Don Dee
    Don Dee Vor 17 Tage +1

    At the 15:25 mark is where JOANNA J versus WEILI ZHANG fight discussion starts. JOANNA J needs to figure out a way to protect her face. JOANNA J has lost two UFC championship fights where she OUTSTRIKES HER OPPONENT because her face looks worse than her opponent. Those two losses were the second fight with THUG ROSE and now the fight against WEILI. JJ'S face just swells too much with strikes. Can anything be done to help her in that area?

  • Inga Nodie
    Inga Nodie Vor 18 Tage

    Adesanya is best every fighter comes with confidence against him they always fall with it.

  • mrbooyeah
    mrbooyeah Vor 18 Tage

    The ladies put Adesanya and Romero to shame , knew that would be the case though and i was much more pumped for the Co main event as soon as it was announced .

  • Matthew Edoimioya
    Matthew Edoimioya Vor 18 Tage

    Zhang v Joanna such an exceptional fight! Cant say enough about how amazing I thought it was. I think only Rose might be on that level in terms of striking at least in that division (despite her last loss)

  • reVolt
    reVolt Vor 18 Tage

    Dan said "he'll be defending his belt in the next 6 months and usually people cant do that after fighting romero." lol but everyone who has defended thier title against romero has won

  • Eric D'Souza
    Eric D'Souza Vor 18 Tage

    Dan Hard, great analyst.

  • fisheresque
    fisheresque Vor 18 Tage

    Costa looks like he ate Ricky Martin 😆😆😆

  • brokenupsound
    brokenupsound Vor 18 Tage

    Zhang and Joanna fight terribly overrated. It was rock ‘em sock robots.

  • Baby Yoda
    Baby Yoda Vor 18 Tage

    I’m totally a Zhang fan!!✌️👍

  • Arturo Bedolla
    Arturo Bedolla Vor 18 Tage

    As a MMA fan. I expected more out of Adesanya. He was all talk and did nothing. Yoel should had charged in the last two rounds if he wanted to win.

  • Spills51
    Spills51 Vor 18 Tage +1

    IDK, I feel like far to many people give credit because of the hematoma...That was just 1 punch and it doesn't have to do with power as much as shiii t bad luck.
    Zhang could land the same exact power in the same area and the chance of causing a hematoma is almost nill.
    Just happens sometimes...but that one punch certainly shouldn't have impact beyond a single punch that caused damage.
    The rest of the swelling was blood filling.
    of all the rounds 4 were close and the one that wasn't, it was Joanna in the third who was really putting it on her.
    Hitting harder matters...but Joanna simply would come back for more..so how much did it really matter??
    It was a great fight and close...I still feel they raised the wrong persons hand.

  • EHabano
    EHabano Vor 18 Tage +1

    After the big shot first round... Adesanya ran... but anyway UFC will blame Romero after all

  • Ben Mace
    Ben Mace Vor 18 Tage +1

    Casuals: "Joanna won, damage doesn't matter, landed strikes do."
    *Sees Izzy landed more than Yoel*
    Same casuals: "It's obviously about the quality of strikes not the quantity landed." SMH these casuals are killing me after every Fight Night and PPV. Probably listen to Steven A. Smith's comments like they're gospel. Learn who the RESPECTED voices are and listen to them. Hardy, White, Rogan, Sonnen, Atlas, Big John, etc.

  • Dean Pyke
    Dean Pyke Vor 18 Tage

    “In the next six months he’ll be defending his belt which most people can’t do after fighting Romero.” ~ Dan Hardy.
    Literally, everyone can defend their belts because Yoel has lost every title fight. Love Hardy as an analysis but I don’t understand why he’d say that.

    • jeff zikan
      jeff zikan Vor 17 Tage

      @Dean Pyke Dan was referring to Whittaker in that instance, meaning he took a lot of hits from Yoel & was a changed fighter afterwards.l hope Bobby gets back to where he once was.He wasn't scared to fight not like chicken little who just wants to hang on to that belt & make as much money as possible.

    • jeff zikan
      jeff zikan Vor 18 Tage

      @Dean Pyke true, it has to do with Hardy's quote

    • Dean Pyke
      Dean Pyke Vor 18 Tage

      jeff zikan Your reply doesn’t have anything to do with my comment.

    • jeff zikan
      jeff zikan Vor 18 Tage

      He didn't fight Romero
      He kept his distance & leg kicked

  • Colleen H.
    Colleen H. Vor 19 Tage +1

    Romero needs to always have a translator Or spend some time with an English teacher. Israel needs to e humble

  • BenRangel
    BenRangel Vor 19 Tage

    It's easy to say that Yoel was insane to not do more to win. But at the same time - he won the first 2 rounds. He knew his tactic was successful and he only needed to land a few more big counters and he could've won the fight.
    Many fans even argue he should've won the 5th.

    Not saying I wasn't disappointed in his performance. But I can imagine how his thought process went.

  • Steven Watson
    Steven Watson Vor 19 Tage

    17:29 Joanna looks like she absorbed some yellow fear from that dreadful Green Lantern movie, a humble defeated villain

  • Grimmace
    Grimmace Vor 19 Tage +1

    And yet...Izzy didn't impress anyone or cement his legacy with this fight. Sure Yoel blew an opportunity, but Izzy wanted this fight. And...it's not like Romero was running. He was right there waiting.

  • OptimusD
    OptimusD Vor 19 Tage

    The difference was Whittaker and Costa came to fight Romero, so did Izzy until he got smacked in the first. Romero did pull the trigger but wasn't going to exhaust himself chasing Izzy round the cage just to run onto his counters but when he did do Izzy just ran. This was a fight with Romero pacing himself and Izzy being too terrified getting KO'ed with 1 shot that he leg kicked and then kept his distance. So much for all the talk about stopping Romero, when ever he did get the chance to engage him he ran instead.

  • Justin Ejimah
    Justin Ejimah Vor 19 Tage

    from this fight i learned that he has no chance against jon jones.

  • gunit 010
    gunit 010 Vor 19 Tage

    What an idiot he introduced dan hardy but didnt even mention the other guy how disrespectful ridiculous

  • Khal Drogo
    Khal Drogo Vor 19 Tage

    It was an amazing fight but guess what... JJ is still 0-4 in her last 4 title shots and 2-4 overall. She does t deserve another shot. Especially right away. There are other fighters in that division who should be next.

  • Daniel Grigg
    Daniel Grigg Vor 19 Tage

    I need to know, is Khabib v Tony PPV or free to air.

  • Alex Howard
    Alex Howard Vor 19 Tage

    The guy sitting on the couch with Dan has no idea what he is talking about. He has no technical insight into the sport, he is just repeating the same talking points as everyone else.

  • Clive Roberts
    Clive Roberts Vor 19 Tage

    Great analysis guys! ESPN take notes

  • ricky scott
    ricky scott Vor 19 Tage

    Those ladies HAVE to rematch... I would've called that a draw

  • gypsygib
    gypsygib Vor 19 Tage

    Izzy hadoken'd his way to a chip damage win while Yoel just stood there pressing block.

  • Linda Ardito
    Linda Ardito Vor 19 Tage

    Joanna took too much punishment. Her trainer should have thrown in the towel. She said she was in & out. Head trauma, hematomas are very dangerous. The effects don't show up right away. Joanna gave so much punishment to her opponents & now she is on that end. I prayed for her & hope she will recover. No rematch please, Joanna has head trauma.

  • Rudy Cabrera
    Rudy Cabrera Vor 19 Tage

    "Yoel never went for a take down" ....What?

  • Josh Brady
    Josh Brady Vor 19 Tage

    Romero has the best style IV ever seen

  • Nyx Ataraxis
    Nyx Ataraxis Vor 19 Tage

    Is that White Kevin Gastelum?

  • AL S
    AL S Vor 19 Tage +1


  • King Nnaji
    King Nnaji Vor 19 Tage

    Romero is not an intelligent fighter. Israel is an intelligent fighter. It's dumb to fight to the crowd is real stuck to his game plan. I prefer thinking fighters not dumb and emotional fighters. Israel is the king of the ring. Haters are going to hate.

  • Adam Page
    Adam Page Vor 19 Tage

    Dan hardy is so noliglble if he made a return on this noligde he be champion

  • kiely 456
    kiely 456 Vor 19 Tage

    that Mohawk is on point

  • Blain Bucao
    Blain Bucao Vor 19 Tage

    1,2, and 5 romero... watch Costas run straight into a hook just like Whittaker did staring at the lights. Izzy said it himself he didnt kno wat to do cuz romero wasnt stupid enough to run in swinging carelessly

  • Gonzalo del Barrio
    Gonzalo del Barrio Vor 19 Tage

    Dan: Yoel tried to wrestle but it was weak
    Other guy seconds later: Yoel did not even try to wrestle
    Paraphrasing of course

  • Osvaldo Torres
    Osvaldo Torres Vor 19 Tage

    If Israel wanted to protect his belt, he’d should never challenged Romero, he was the instigator and the one wanting to become a legend by putting Romero away, he was looking for legacy until he found a left fist. There is your legacy “BOY”

  • sushanta t
    sushanta t Vor 19 Tage

    Izzy : Whazzat?
    Yoel: Statue I am.

    JUPITER DEF Vor 19 Tage

    The big problem about the Costa vs Adesanya fight is : Everybody is talking about how exciting it will be, just like with Adesanya vs Romero, creating a big expectation but the reality is different. We gotta remember that Costa's cardio is not that great either, so I don't know if he will choose to go all out in the first 3 rounds, knowing that he will def. lose the 4th and the 5th if he does, and after the Jones fights, where he lost the first 3 probably, and still got away with the win for the last round mostly, we know that if the Champ is really impressive in the 5th, he will probably win. That's a real problem. Costa can knock him out, can beat him in a long fight, but it's not that likely... we may just get another chessmatch after a couple of good rounds, and if the Champ does better in the last round (I think he will), he gets away with a debatable win again.

  • Paras Magar
    Paras Magar Vor 19 Tage

    Bo ha chino(paulo costa) is the biggest threat for adesanya. If adesanya beats costa then, adesanya will be jonjones of middleweight and can remain undefeated for a long time.

  • ej gonzalez
    ej gonzalez Vor 19 Tage

    Izzy fought as per his opponent. Another chance and still no hunger or wrestling

  • Connor Davis
    Connor Davis Vor 19 Tage

    One clever guy said it was like a video game now everyones saying it like it was there own

  • Peter Little
    Peter Little Vor 20 Tage +1

    Who else thinks Joanna won?

  • R_ P_
    R_ P_ Vor 20 Tage +1

    Total strikes
    Head strikes Both: 96!
    Leg strikes Both: 58!!
    For me Zhang won, heavier punches, more time ring control, done more damage

  • Michael Flaherty
    Michael Flaherty Vor 20 Tage +1

    Southie ☘️🥊

  • Feizal Glencross
    Feizal Glencross Vor 20 Tage

    So why did they score jon Jones takedowns that lasted 2 seconds against Reyes ,,, but didn't score Romeroes takedowns that lasted the same time ??????

  • Exodus
    Exodus Vor 20 Tage +1

    If Yoel showed up like he did vs Luke Rockhold, another amazing kickboxer we wouldve had a much more entertaining fight.

  • Exodus
    Exodus Vor 20 Tage

    Isreal defended his belt like he said, Romero didnt fight like he was chasing a belt, i felt like he was too focused on trying to hit Izzy with 1 shot and not consume any energy

  • cipriano lopez
    cipriano lopez Vor 20 Tage +1

    Why call out Romero if he wasn’t gonna put them away like he said he was

  • David Ng
    David Ng Vor 20 Tage

    It’s not that complicated he thought he was winning and frankly so did a lot of people, including myself and the crowd. Apart from R1 he hit him with the only meaningful shots in R2 (including arguably knocking him down before flurrying on the fence) and he went after him in R5. Izzy was amazing against Rob but I think a lot of people are on his nuts here

  • Irshad Zamir
    Irshad Zamir Vor 20 Tage

    Joanna got robbed they let Zhang win because of the Chinese market $$$

  • noisumz
    noisumz Vor 20 Tage

    "He rooning and rooning" haha.

  • David R
    David R Vor 20 Tage +1

    Yoel did not go hard after the belt, Izzy called Yoel out and made claims he could not fulfill.

  • V
    V Vor 20 Tage

    Romero planned that to make Izzy look bad 100%, premeditated! Can’t beat em make em do damage control instead of taking praise for a great performance. Smart and dirty at the same time! Please tell me why no one mentions the fact Romero paints his toenails?! To me that’s just wrong for a male mma fighter or olympic wrestler, just saying lol...😂😩

  • jenny S
    jenny S Vor 20 Tage +1

    I really hope more chinese organization notice Weili and support her team. I noticed she doesn't have a professional translator, she called a friend help to translate after the fight. And the friend completely forgot what she said....... I checked some articles and know there are not much financial support for her and her team before. Her training condition is not good. I'm so touched by all the effort she made. Congratulations on her success.

  • Joe Skill
    Joe Skill Vor 20 Tage +1

    The sugar show was great... got see more of that..🤓

  • Joe Skill
    Joe Skill Vor 20 Tage +2

    Weili had way more power shots that did more damage and this is why Weili won.. JJ’s whole head looked like it was about to give birth to baby Yoda..🤓

  • Joe Skill
    Joe Skill Vor 20 Tage +1

    Weili vs JJ was freaking amazing..🤓

  • Joe Skill
    Joe Skill Vor 20 Tage

    Yoel has nobody to blame but himself..🤓

  • Richard Macias
    Richard Macias Vor 20 Tage +1

    Who is the one that was doing all the talking leading up to the fight saying he was gonna ko the guy and finish him saying he was make the guy crumble like the twin towers proved that he is all talk

  • TheForbiddenSnack 3
    TheForbiddenSnack 3 Vor 20 Tage

    If Romero was 5-6 years younger I have a strong feeling he would have won that fight relatively easy

  • DutchComedian
    DutchComedian Vor 20 Tage

    12:22 Those are boxers, mate. There's no take downs nor kicking in boxing. Footwork is different in these two sports. Can't compare.

  • Michaele Shane
    Michaele Shane Vor 20 Tage +3

    Dan "The TRUTH" Hardy

  • Tim Rose
    Tim Rose Vor 20 Tage

    I think Yoel is kinda weird... Don't tell him I said that.

  • Blake Ranew
    Blake Ranew Vor 20 Tage

    Was Izzy winning the rounds though? Really? I don't think won any round maybe 1. I don't think Romero did much better but that should've been a draw just for boring everyone.

  • Mr. HeavyDebater
    Mr. HeavyDebater Vor 20 Tage +1

    Weili and Joanna fight wasn't that close, it was obvious that Weili's attacks were landing and it showed. Joanna brought her best while Weili's training was interrupted from traveling to 4 different countries in a month trying to get to the fight. I think we really need to give Weili a bit more credit as she wasn't at her best.

  • Peace Lovin Criminal
    Peace Lovin Criminal Vor 20 Tage

    Dan Ref Kevin Mcdonald would have stopped the fight to protect Romero after a telepathy KO by izzy 15 seconds into the first round 😂 😂

  • Adam Khan
    Adam Khan Vor 20 Tage

    So joel won the first 2 and the 5th how is that a unanimous decision win another 1 of uncle Dana bitchs

  • Frank L
    Frank L Vor 20 Tage

    Izzy certainly couldve done more.. Both are to blame

  • mess meg
    mess meg Vor 20 Tage +3

    I'm fan of Joanna from her first fight in MMA before UFC. Love her style, heart she have in fights. True warrior who have polish spirit who not give up even face with stronger opponent. Always give best fight. She just prove that she is GOAT.
    Win or lose she is great fighter.
    Yeah she talk sh*t before fight to higher her aggression level...so what? If she need this be it.
    This fight was a draw for me. Not clean win for Zhang for sure.

  • neel j
    neel j Vor 20 Tage +1

    Leg kicks and get a win........ The NZ way!!

  • JPtv3000
    JPtv3000 Vor 20 Tage +1

    I've been a yoel Romero fan for a long time I'm done I'm no longer supporting yoel Romero I'm no longer supporting his bid for the UFC belt it's time for him to go to Bellator