There is now a tricky day for the extensive-rumored winner vs. champion struggle concerning UFC middleweight winner Israel Adesanya and light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz.
According to an ESPN report that cites Dana White, Israel Adesanya will go up to 205 to problem Jan Blachowicz on March 6. This provides to a close any speculation on who will be Blachowicz’s first title protection at 205 just after Glover Teixeira manufactured a late thrust to earn the title shot right after defeating Thiago Santos in November to make it a few consecutive wins. As an alternative, Blachowicz’s defense will arrive towards Israel Adesanya, who will be earning his gentle heavyweight debut when difficult for the title.
Each Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya experienced a flawless 2020, with each adult males heading 2- this 12 months. In Blachowicz’s circumstance, he started off the year by winning Performance of the Evening with a KO of Corey Anderson to avenge a loss from 5 decades prior and then adopted this up with a TKO of Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 to acquire dwelling the vacant title. Jan Blachowicz’s initially preference for his following opponent was Jon Jones, but with Jones going up to heavyweight, that left the door open for a person else to challenge Blachowicz, and that an individual will occur from outside the mild heavyweight rankings: reigning UFC middleweight winner Israel Adesanya.
Israel Adesnya’s 2020 started with a unanimous conclusion victory about Yoel Romero at UFC 248 in what was his first successful title defense at 185. Future, Adesanya dominated the then-undefeated Paulo Costa at UFC 253 with a second-round KO victory. Adesanya has now defeated the best two contenders at middleweight, with #3 and #4 coming off losses. This leaves Adesanya with an vacant routine and an eye complete of ambition as he appears to be to seize new gold at 205 in March in opposition to Jan Blachowicz.
There is no official phrase yet on if this fight will be the key occasion. There has been rumors of the UFC also focusing on a March date for Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou II. But with this addition, listed here is the present card for UFC 259 on March 6:
Light-weight Heavyweight Championship Bout: Jan Blachowicz © vs. Israel Adesanya
Featherweight Championship Bout: Amanda Nunes © vs. Megan Anderson
Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Joseph Benavidez vs. Askar Askarov
Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
Randy Costa vs. Trevin Jones
Aalon Cruz vs. Uros Medic
Who walks out of UFC 259 as the UFC light-weight heavyweight winner: Jan Blachowicz or Israel Adesanya?