The weekend’s UFC 259 will feature a highly stacked fight card featuring UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz.
The fight will take place at the UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Israel Adesanya will attempt to become the UFC’s newest two-weight champion. If Israel Adesanya manages to defeat Jan Blachowicz, he will become only the fifth fighter to simultaneously hold UFC titles in two different weight classes.
Israel Adesanya is coming off of win Paulo Costa at UFC 253 last September. In that fight, he knocked Costa out in the second round. Prior to that, he fought Yoel Romero at UFC 248 and defeated him via unanimous decision.
On the other hand, Jan Blachowicz is coming off of a spectacular TKO victory over Dominick Reyes, that saw him lift the UFC light heavyweight title that was vacated by Jon Jones. Prior to that, he had knocked out Corey Anderson at the UFC Fight Night event in February of 2020.
Heading into this fight, Israel Adesanya is a massive betting favourite over Jan Blachowicz.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 4.10
Significant Striking Accuracy: 50%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 2.23
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 65%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.00
Takedown Accuracy: 0%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 86%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.3
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.49
Significant Striking Accuracy: 48%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 2.74
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 54%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.10
Takedown Accuracy: 52%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 65%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.2
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyse the upcoming fight cards and giving my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 4-1 on picks, bringing my overall record to 96-40.
Check out my previous predictions here.
Light Heavyweight: Jan Blachowicz (2.75) vs Israel Adesanya (1.44)
Prediction: Jan Blachowicz wins outright.
Featherweight: Amanda Nunes (1.20) vs Megan Anderson (7.70)
Prediction: Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson fight to finish inside 1.5 rounds (1.80)
Bantamweight: Petr Yan (1.83) vs Aljamain Sterling (1.90)
Prediction: Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling fight to go over 2.5 rounds (1.50)
Lightweight: Islam Makhachev (1.28) vs Drew Dober (3.60)
Prediction: Islam Makhachev wins outright.
Light Heavyweight: Alexander Rakic (1.61) vs Thiago Santos (2.30)
Prediction: Thiago Santos wins outright.