Dana White: Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz at 205 Is Next! | MORNING KOMBAT

Dana White: Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz at 205 Is Next! | MORNING KOMBAT

At the Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White announced UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya’s next fight will be at light heavyweight against the existing champion Jan Blachowicz.

This naturally raises a number of questions about what this means for Jon Jones, the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions, Robert Whittaker, the winner of Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira and so much.

Also, what would it mean for Adesanya’s career to join the likes of Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier, Amanda Nunes, BJ Penn, Randy Couture and others as fighters to hold titles in two weight classes?

In this video, host Luke Thomas breaks down what we know and what it all means.

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45 Comments

  1. Izzy could actually defend both titles if he has fights like he has been. He is very active and a lot of champs only fight once a year so it’s not unreasonable for him.

  2. Izzy v jan as TUF coaches. Win win as building both guys and if izzy wins he becomes a superstar with the added focus it brings

  3. Just shave the beard, man. Together w/ the haircut, it looks like a $400 steak coupled w/ canned potatoes. The haircut is dope, though. Big ups to your barber!

  4. Yan is a problem for Izzy. I know alot of people say every fight that this could happen. However Yan is a beast and would really push Izzy.

  5. Im a fan of Izzy but I honestly don’t think this move up is going to be easy. His entire style relies on having a reach advantage, and a muscle-mass disadvantage to piss off his opponents and make them dangerously over-confident… LHW’s are monsters, the only time he faced people who were even close to his height or taller was against Kickboxers where skill still defines everything but this is MMA… Jan is a beast, he needs to be very respectful of him in order to beat him.

  6. Izzy is definitely going to look small. I don’t see him bulking up past 220, and Jan is Walking around at 230-240. Izzy could pull it off, but he’s probably going to be in for the fight of his life.

  7. If Israel is gonna win that fight, He would seriously look legendary for me.. more than khabib… this guy is the real deal.

  8. added note from this rookie: if the Reaper would have went full reap, he would have gotten an offer to fight for the title. dudes be wanting to do a rematch immediately with no time put into changing their game up. like Costa wanting Iz. if he fought iz EVER, let alone soon, he would get fucked up worse.

  9. I can’t believe that people still can see that Blachowicz totally destroyed and KOd his last 4 opponents. He will destroy Adesanya faster than he did Reyes.Adesanya can’t stand against Jan’s power and toughness. Jon Jones is scared to fight Blachowicz and he knows why. Adesanya will be another masterpiece knockout in Jan’s collection.

  10. Great to see the guy 4-6 inches taller than his opponent FINALLY move up to fight people his size. At this rate we may see the Jones Isabella superfight BEFORE Jon is on his death bed. Great strategy on Isabel’s part! Wait until there is no Bones Jones left THEN challenge him. Genius.

  11. Let’s get real here. If Izzy beats Jan, Jon is coming right back to get ‘his’ belt from Izzy. This would be basically like Ali – Frazier I where both fighters were undefeated and no one had lost the belt in the ring. I’m pulling for Izzy to make this happen by getting the win b/c then Jon basically has no choice. That fight would be massive.

  12. Just remember when Amanda Nunes moved up to fight Cyborg… Many people thought she was going to get knocked out. Just Remember!

  13. We’ve already seen this fight, Izzy vs. Costa. A big, pure kickboxer with no real threat of takedowns. Izzy is an incredible kickboxer. Why would we think any UFC fighter could stand and trade with him? Izzy by 2nd round TKO, and it won’t be difficult.

  14. Again everyone are focusing on Jan’s opponent. Oh so great, Jones and other bla bla. You guys still underestimate Jan?. So you will be suprised again.

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