‘Israel Adesanya Is a Special Athlete!’- Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Sends a Message Ahead of UFC 259

Published 03/06/2021, 9:52 PM EST


Israel Adesanya will fight Jan Blachowicz in the main event of UFC 259. Adesanya is a generational talent and is one of the best strikers to ever grace the UFC Octagon. He is an athlete through and through with almost 100 fights as a professional under his belt in combat sports. His fame has spread far and wide and ‘The Rock’, who is a big fan of combat sports, knows how good a fighter Adesanya is.

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The middleweight champion is looking to create history by becoming one of the very few simultaneous two-division champions in the history of the UFC. Ahead of this mouth-watering clash, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson took to social media to express his awe for ‘Stylebender’.

Can’t wait I’ll be watching!! @JanBlachowicz @stylebender Champ vs Champ Jan is a world shocker. Israel is just a special athlete on that path to status. #UFC259. Highly recommend tuning into this one,” wrote Johnson.

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The whole world will be watching when both champions square off inside the Octagon tonight.

Blachowicz, the light-heavyweight champion, is the bigger and more powerful fighter out of the two. However, Adesanya has speed, flair, and technique on his side and he is a striking wizard. So, Blachowicz is up against a unique challenge. However, he will look to put his legendary Polish power on display tonight.

Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya: who gets it done tonight?

It’s always special when two champions square off inside the Octagon. Over the years fans have seen some memorable champion vs champion fights, and they expect the fight between Adesanya and Blachowicz to live up to those standards tonight.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 04: (L-R) Opponents Jan Blachowicz of Poland and Israel Adesanya of Nigeria face off during the UFC 259 press conference at UFC APEX on March 04, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Adesanya is undefeated in his illustrious MMA career, but he has never fought someone like Blachowicz. The Polish fighter became a champion at UFC 253 by defeating Dominick Reyes in a devastating fashion, and tonight will be the first defense of his title. The middleweight champion will look to thwart the Pole’s plans of having a long reign.

A win for ‘Stylebender‘ will solidify his status as one of the best fighters in the UFC. And he has a special fan in ‘The Rock‘ backing him up in probably the most important fight of his career.

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Who gets it done tonight? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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