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UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz defeats Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision

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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, Jan Blachowicz, UFC 259

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.

UFC 259: Adesanya vs Blachowicz Prelims Result

Men’s bantamweight: Trevin Jones (13-6 1 NC, 1-0 1 NC UFC) defeats Mario Bautista (8-2, 2-1 UFC) by second-round TKO

Lightweight: Uroš Medić (7-0, 1-0 UFC) defeats Aalon Cruz (8-4, 0-2 UFC) by first-round TKO

Strawweight: Amanda Lemos (9-1-1, 3-1 UFC) defeats Livinha Souza (14-3, 3-2 UFC) by first-round TKO

Welterweight: Sean Brady (14-0, 4-0 UFC) defeats Jake Matthews (17-5, 10-5 UFC) by third-round submission

Light heavyweight: Kennedy Nzechukwu (8-1, 2-1 UFC) defeats Carlos Ulberg (5-1, 0-1 UFC) by second-round KO

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