Jon Jones Cody Garbrandt Francis Ngannou and Other UFC Fighters React as Jan Blachowicz Ends Israel Adesanya Hype

Published 03/07/2021, 1:36 AM EST


In the promotion’s history, there have only been 4 individuals who have held belts in two divisions simultaneously. Conor McGregor was the first to do it and was followed by the likes of Daniel Cormier, Amanda Nunes, and Henry Cejudo. Israel Adesanya was hoping to add his name to the list this evening at the expense of Jan Blachowicz.

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The fight between Jan and ‘Izzy’ was the sixth champion vs champion fight in the UFC. The fighter from the lower weight category was 4-1 throughout history. 

Izzy‘ started the fight well. In the first two rounds, he controlled the distance and picked Blachowicz apart by staying on the outside. Although Jan landed shots, ‘The Last Stylebender’ was more precise.

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However, in rounds three and four, Jan made necessary adjustments. He relied on his wrestling and grappling to claw himself back into the fight. The light heavyweight champion controlled most of the fourth round on top of ‘Izzy’ and repeated that in round 5 to hand ‘Izzy’ his first loss.

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Twitter reacts Jan Blachowicz hands Israel Adesanya his first loss 

Game of Thrones star, Maisie Williams, made a bold claim for the main event tonight.

Ardent UFC fan, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson hyped the fans for an epic clash.

Actor and martial artist, Lewis Tan, took out time to watch UFC 259.

Logan Paul took to Twitter to appreciate Israel Adesanya.

Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, tweeted in support of his teammate ‘Izzy’.

Ryan Frederick scored the round for ‘The Last Stylebender’.

Aaron Bronsteter had it 2-0 to Adesanya after round two.

Nick Baldwin also felt Adesanya was ahead after two rounds.

Jon Jones hinted at a possible fight against Israel Adesanya with his tweet.

NFL superstar, Kyler Murray, tweeted in support of Adesanya.

Cameron Jordan commented on the close nature of the fight.

Jon Jones tweeted in spite of his rival Adesanya.

 

Ariel Helwani had the fight 2-2 going into round 5

Artist, Zayn Malik, urged Israel Adesanya to unleash his inner Super Saiyan in round five.

Marvin Vettori tweeted about the fight. It was clear that he wanted a rematch against Israel.

Cody Garbrandt tweeted in awe of both men and their performances.

Francis Ngannou tweeted in support of his friend Israel Adesanya.

Dominick Reyes appreciated Jan Blachowicz for an impressive display.

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What did you make of Jan Blachowicz’s performance tonight? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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