Blachowicz defeats previously undefeated Adesanya at UFC 259

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz had a unique fight on his hands. He was fighting a competitor who went up a weight class and was 20 pounds lighter than him.

Despite the challenge in the early rounds, Blachowicz used his weight in the final two rounds to get the win. Israel Adesanya suffered his first loss in his MMA career at UFC 259 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC competitor Jan Blachowicz celebrates his win over Israel Adesanya at UFC 259
Jan Blachowicz celebrates his win over Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 (Photo by UFC/Instagram)

Blachowicz won the bout via a unanimous decision. He also retained his Light Heavyweight Championship belt with the win.

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The Middleweight champion did give Blachowicz some trouble in the bout. However, Blachowicz was just too much for the New Zealand native.

With the win, Blachowicz improved to 28-8 in his MMA career. The Poland native has won five straight bouts.

This was Blachowicz’s first decision win since he defeated Ronald “Jacare” Souza at UFC Fight Night 164 in November 2019. His last unanimous decision came over Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 127 in March 2018.

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Blachowicz would like to face Glover Teixeira next. Teixeira was in attendance at the UFC Apex on Saturday night.

“The Last Stylebender” has to go back to the growing board. Adesanya snapped his 20-fight win streak with the loss.

While Adesanya was positive in defeat following the loss, he said that he’ll fight a light heavyweight again in the future. But first, he’ll defend his Middleweight belt later this year.

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