Reigning UFC middleweight winner Israel Adesanya will be moving up to light heavyweight to problem Jan Blachowicz for the 205-pound strap, but “The Last Stylebender” designs to count on his competencies as an alternative of his body weight from “Polish Ability.”
That’s why Adesanya will probable stroll into the cage as the lightest fighter in the division, a little something that could present new issues for the ex-kickboxer. That’s in accordance to previous light-weight heavyweight No. 1 contender Glover Teixeira.
“He’s superior and would get to the top, for absolutely sure,” Teixeira told MMA Preventing. “He’s excellent as hell, excellent athlete, very good fighter, super clever, and for certain would get to the top, but the bodyweight [difference], all the things counts. I know that due to the fact I educate with heavyweights, and it is tricky. The exhaustion, the tension is various.”
Teixeira could conceivably discover himself preventing Adesanya if “The Final Stylebender” is in a position to quit Blachowicz upcoming March. He’ll to start with require to maintain off Thiago Santos in the UFC Vegas 13 major celebration this weekend in Las Vegas.
Then again, Adesanya has also been flirting with a heavyweight super battle in opposition to former light heavyweight Jon Jones, so it is having significantly tough to predict how each and every division is heading to shake out more than the future 6 months.