Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz will compete for the UFC light heavyweight title. Today the fight was officially announced. Since Blachowicz became the light heavyweight champion. UFC President Dana White has said he wants the Pole to fight New Zealand middleweight champion Adesanya.
He will be champion versus champion at UFC 259 on March 6 as Adesanya and Blachowicz measure their strength. Blachowicz has held the lightweight title since September of this year. For Adesanya, the middleweight title holder, that means moving from one weight class to face Blachowicz.
It’s not much of a surprise that this fight was done. We’ve been talking about it for months and a fight that has always interested Blachowicz. The Pole wants to be the first to break Adesanya’s undefeated UFC status.
“I’m ready for everyone,” Blachowicz said on Just Scrap Radio. “I will be stronger, more powerful and smarter in the fight. It will be a pleasure to defeat Adesanya and make him feel my legendary Polish power. “
Blachowicz has won eight of his last nine games. The Pole has won victories over the best fighters such as; Corey Anderson, Luke Rockhold, Jacare Souza, Jared Cannonier and most recently Dominick Reyes. If he beats Adesanaya, that would be huge for his star status.
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