Although he was the hero who would have defended his title, Jan Blaschowicz I wasn’t a fight’s favorite Israel Adesanya, A middleweight king who rises to the Light Heavyweight category. Nevertheless, the pole showed its strength and prevailed in a star UFC 259.
In a close fight, Blachowicz snatched Adesanya unbeaten and struck him by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-45 and 49-45) in his first defense. The pole’s strategy was based on his power strikes, while navigating the Nigerian side.
The Light Heavyweight Champion, despite passing rounds, sought takedowns and takeovers. In the fourth and fifth rounds, he defeated Izzy and scored the most points. And with that, he achieved his fifth successive victory.
“It wasn’t like I thought, I was expecting to win. My legs were tired, it was a bad day at the gym. Now, I’m going back to my class.”Adesanya said after the match.
“It was hard to hit, but I thought it would be faster than I thought. I knew I could drop it, I’m bigger and stronger, I just had to wait for the best moment. I wanted to use my left hand more, squeeze more, and I had to use boxing more If I had toppled him, he would have been better, he would be better. I would like the next contender to be Glover Teixeira. “ Blachowicz stated.
There are very few times a fighter would move in the division and would be a favorite for a title match. This happens with Blaschowicz, Who put his title to the test against the 185-pound champ, in the most overnight fight and possibly 2021.
Blachowicz vs. Adesanya: Tables and Channels
- Peru: 18: 00/20: 00/22: 00 / ESPN 2
- Mexico: 17: 00/19: 00/21: 00 / Fox Action
- Colombia: 18: 00/20: 00/22: 00 / ESPN 2
- Argentina: 20: 00/22: 00/00: 00 / ESPN
- Chile: 20: 00/22: 00/00: 00 / Fox Action
- Bolivia: 19:00 / 21:00 / 00:00 / ESPN
- Venezuela: 19:00 / 21:00 / 00:00 / ESPN
- United State: 18: 00/20: 00/22: 00 / ESPN +
- Spain: 00:00 / 2:00 / 4:00 / DAZN
Despite winning eight of his last nine matches in the octagon, Blachowicz comes out as an underdog. However, he believes he will be able to bring down the Nigerian thanks to KO.
”It’s a good fight for me. I’m the least favorable, as always, but I don’t care“The Light Heavyweight Champion said in a conversation with BJPenn.com. ”Lots of people say they don’t believe in me. In almost complete we have a different power. Adesanya will be faster than me, but speed is not everything. I watched a kickboxing match many times and he was knocked out. I will fire him. Adesanya will feel the legendary Polish powerhouse. I promise you”.
For his part, Adinsaya dreams of being the fifth defender to take over the champion in two divisions. Therefore, you will have to overcome the difficult challenge.
“I will return to the division. I have thought of some things, but only for later. Certainly, returning to the division is my goal. I want to keep my division progressing.”, Shown Adesanya a MMA Junkie.
The fighter, undefeated in MMA, spoke about his readiness for the above section. The 31-year-old said he maintained the same preparedness for his commitments.
”Don’t lose weight, just do what I always do. We keep the same energy for the week of the event, too. I think it would be silly to add more power to this fight when my strength pushed me to dance. I trust my body and I trust my abilitiesThe Nigerian said.
UFC 259: A superstar card
- Jan Blasovich v. Israel Adesania: The Light Heavyweight Championship.
- Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson: Badminton tournament.
- Peter Yan versus Algin Stirling: Bentamoite Tournament.
- Islam Makhchev versus Drew Dober: Lightweight.
- Thiago Santos vs Alexander Rakic: Semi-heavy weight.