Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz, Champ vs. Champ Booked
After weeks of speculatiom regarding if and when it will happen, the Israel Adesanya - Jan Blachowicz fight is finally set.
Adesanya versus Blachowicz booked for UFC 259
Following Adesanya’s impressive, stoppage of Paulo Costa in September, the middleweight champ reported he wanted to fight Jared Cannonier next. If…Cannonier got by Robert Whittaker at UFC 254 in October.
When that didn’t happen, Adesanya (20-0) changed gears and started driving for a fight with the light heavyweight champ, Blachowicz (27-8). Since then, there’s been plenty of talk about if and when the bout will happen, and now Dana White’s confirmed to ESPN it will take place on March 6th.
UFC 259 will take place on that date; however, the venue and location for the card has yet to be determined.
Blachowicz is also coming off a stoppage win in September, as he took out Dominick Reyes to secure the vacant, light heavyweight crown (which Jon Jones vacated earlier this year to make a run at heavyweight).
UFC 259 line-up so far
Here is the line-up so far for UFC 259, which will also feature Amanda Nunes defending the featherweight title against Megan Anderson.
Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya – for light heavyweight title
Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson – for women’s featherweight title
Aleksandar Rakic vs. Thiago Santos
Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
Askar Askarov vs. Joseph Benavidez
Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
Randy Costa vs. Trevin Jones
Aalon Cruz vs. Uros Medic
Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
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