Polish legend Jan Blachowicz became the first man to defeat Israel Adesanya After earning a decision victory, to retain the light heavyweight title at UFC 259 from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Sunday morning, Completesports.com reports.
Blachowicz was handed a resounding win by the judges who scored the bout 49-46, 49-45, 49-45.
Adesanya came into the fight looking to become just the fifth UFC fighter in the organization’s history to hold belts in two weight divisions at the same time, after having spent the last two years in the middleweight division.
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After the fight, Adesanya said he’s going back to 185 pounds after stepping up in weight.
For Blachowicz he hasn’t lost since 2019, dropping a knockout loss to light heavyweight contender Thiago Santos.
Since then, he has blown through the division, knocking out Luke Rockhold, Corey Anderson and Dominick Reyes en route to the division…
Source: Complete Sports