The long-rumored battle of Champion-Champion between UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and light heavyweight champion Jan Blawowic has a tough date.
according to ESPN Report Quoting Dana White, Israel Adesanya Speculation about who will be Brahovic’s first title defense at 205 after Glover Teixeira defeats Thiago Santos in November to end on March 6 To do. It’s three consecutive wins. Instead, Blawic’s defense will come against Israel Adesanya, who will make his light heavyweight debut when challenging the title.
Both Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya have reached the perfect year of 2020, and both have won 2-0 this year. In the case of Blawic, he started this year by winning a Performance of the Night at Corey Anderson’s KO to avenge his losses from five years ago, and then brought back a vacant title at Dominick Reyes’ TKO at UFC 253. It was. Jan Blawowic’s first opponent was John Jones, but Jones was promoted to heavyweight, opening the door for someone else to challenge Brahovic and someone light heavyweight. Will come from outside the rankings: UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya.
Israel Adesanya’s 2020 began with a unanimous decision victory over Yoel Romero at UFC 248. This was his first successful title defense at 185. Adesanya then dominated Paulo Costa, who was undefeated at the time, with a KO victory in the second round at UFC 253. Adesanya defeated the top two candidates in the middleweight division, with # 3 and # 4 defeated. This leaves an empty schedule and ambitious eyes as Adesanya is trying to win new gold against Jan Blawowic on March 205.
There is no official word yet as to whether this fight will be the main event. There are also rumors of the UFC targeting the March date of Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou II. However, with this addition, the current card for UFC259 on March 6th looks like this:
Light Heavyweight Championship Match: Jan Blawowic © vs Israel Adesanya
Featherweight Championship Match: Amanda Nunes © vs Megan Anderson
Thiago Santos vs. Alexander Rakicchi
Joseph Benavidez vs. Askar Askarov
Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
Sean Brede vs. Jake Matthews
Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
Randy Costa vs Trevin Jones
Aaron Cruz vs Uros Medic
Which of Jan Blawowic or Israel Adesanya will leave the UFC 259 as the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion?
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Jan Blawowic vs Israel Adesanya in UFC 259 in March
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