Jan Blachowicz ultimately went on to claim the UFC’s light heavyweight title this past September,Jon Jones is Firing adesanya by scoring a second round TKO victory over Dominick Reyes. That win had marked Blachowicz’s fourth in a row, as he had previously defeated Corey Anderson, Ronaldo Souza and Luke Rockhold in that stretch.
Meanwhile, current UFC middleweight champion and nemesis to Jon Jones, Israel Adesanya (20-0 MMA), was returning to action for the first time since September this evening. ‘Stylebender’ had most previously competed at UFC 253, where he scored a TKO victory over the previously undefeated Paulo Costa.
Jan Blachowicz, Israel Adesanya, UFC 259
Prior to tonight’s highly anticipated bantamweight title fight, Jon Jones shared the following bold prediction for the contest:
“Jan by KO!” – Jones shared on Twitter.
Tonight’s UFC 259 main event proved to a thrilling back and forth affair. Israel Adesanya was able to find success in the early rounds in the standup, but it was Jan Blachowicz who proceeded to dominate the later rounds on the canvas. After twenty-five minutes of hard fought action it was pretty clear to most watching that Blachowicz had done enough to get his hand raised. The judges in attendance ultimately agreed and Bruce Buffer annoucned “And Still!”.