Israel Adesanya vs Jan Blachowicz is currently slated for March. It’s a fight between two current UFC Champions. Adesanya holds the 185lbs title, and Blachowicz the 205lbs. Adesanya will be moving up to 205lbs for the first time in his UFC career, to become one of the few fighters in history to hold two UFC titles at once.
Usually on paper, a Champion vs Champion bout is close to 50/50. It’s two fighters who rule their division, and a chance for a fresh challenge. However, Adesanya opened up at a -250 favourite over Blachowicz, and many of the media seem confident that the 20-0 superstar will remain undefeated.
On ESPN MMA’s YouTube channel, Chael Sonnen and Ariel Helwani discussed the match up. Ariel asked the former UFC Middleweight whether he believes Israel Adesanya will beat Jan Blachowicz.
“Absolutely” Chael said without hesitation.
In a seperate interview, ESPN MMA asked Jan Blachowicz about the fight, in which he seemed confident that he would KO the Middleweight Champion.
Despite coming off back to back KOs and being the heavier fighter, many believe that it’ll be ‘Stylebender’ who gets his hand raised, on his way to what seems like an inevitable super fight against Jon Jones.