The UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is moving to the Light Heavyweight division to challenge the Light Heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz for his title. UFC is targeting to book this fight for March 6 at UFC 259.
For several months Adesanya and Blachowicz have been engaged with others in verbal war over Twitter. The UFC President Dana White recently made it official to book their fight. On Twitter, Blachowicz made it confirm that hasn’t signed the contract yet but he is ready to fight Adesanya.
Blachowicz shared his tweet, “Everything is agreed. I’m just waiting for the contract to sign it. Charging #LegandaryPolishPower”. In his recent interview with BJ Penn, Blachowicz says, “Adesanya says he wants to go to 205, I will be stronger, bigger, and smarter in the fight.”
“If UFC would like to do the fight I am ready. It would be a pleasure to fight and beat Adesanya and show him legendary Polish power at 205.”
Jan Blachowicz is ready to start his reign in the Light Heavyweight division
The ‘Polish’ fighter Jan Blachowicz is on a roll during his recent UFC journey. He won 4 of his last four fights that include a win over Dominick Reyes also who was considered as the major contender for the Light Heavyweight title after Jon Jones.
On the other hand, Adesanya shared his recent victories over fighters like Paulo Costa, Robert Whittaker, Kevin Gastelum, and Yoel Romero. Blachowicz is entering the fight as an underdog and Adesanya is the hot favorite to win this fight.
But Blachowicz is one of those fighters who can never be taken out of the equation at any time. He knocked out Reyes who loses the fight by a controversial split decision loss against Jon Jones. He will look to win the first fight against Adesanya and made his first title defense.