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UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz defeats Israel Adesanya to retain light heavyweight title[Video]

Jan Blachowicz rallied in the fourth and fifth rounds to hand Israel Adesanya his first loss and retain the UFC light heavyweight title.

Light heavyweight title-holder Jan Blachowicz (28-8) defeated previously undefeated middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (20-1) by unanimous decision at UFC 259 in Las Vegas on Saturday.
In the other co-main event, Amanda Nunes (21-4) easily defended her featherweight crown by defeating Megan Anderson (11-5). Aljamain Sterling (20-3) won the bantamweight title after Petr Yan (15-2) lost by disqualification.
Here’s a recap of each pay-per-view fight at UFC 259.

Jan Blachowicz (28-8) was awarded an upset unanimous decision victory over Israel Adesanya (20-1) after judges handed scores of 49-46, 49-45 and 49-45 in favor of the Polish champion, allowing Blachowicz to retain his UFC light heavyweight title.
Dominant fourth and fifth rounds were clearly what the doctor ordered for Blachowicz to disrupt Adesanya’s plans in becoming the UFC’s fifth active dual-division champion.

 

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