Jan Blachowicz Retains His Light-Heavyweight Title, Defeating Israel Adesanya

Over the weekend, Jan Blachowicz defeated Israel Adesanya at UFC 259. Blachowicz was defending his title as the light-heavyweight champion against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.


Adesanya was hoping to walk away from UFC 259 with two title belts, something Amanda Nunes has achieved.

38-year-old Blachowicz was declared the winner unanimously by the judges, this was Adesanya's first defeat.

On the same weekend, Amanda Nunes defended her featherweight belt from Megan Anderson, forcing her into submission with ease in just over two minutes in the first round according to Sky Sports.
Jan Blachowicz Retains His Light-Heavyweight Title, Defeating Israel Adesanya
Jan Blachowicz Retains His Light-Heavyweight Title, Defeating Israel Adesanya

Social media users reacted to the news as UFC 259 trended on Twitter:

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@josesintomma: "Imagine going 1-4 at the beginning of your UFC career, come back, win the championship, and beat a generational talent in Israel Adesanya. The stuff of legends, man. #UFC259."

@espnmma: "Since starting his UFC run with a 2-4 record, Jan Blachowicz won 9 of his last 10 fights, became undisputed UFC light heavyweight champion and handed Israel Adesanya his first defeat."

"Doubt him now #UFC259"

@Chisanga_Malata: "Israel Adesanya will get trolled by some people after his loss. That’s a given."

"But as he said, he dared to be great. For that, he deserves immense props."

"It takes a special type of courage to step out of your comfort zone and put it all on the line as he did. Respect."

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Conor McGregor has just acquired a luxury Lamborghini yacht worth £2.7 million (R58 million), The Sun reports.

The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion brought the world to notice on his social media handle about his new purchase.

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The yacht has been dubbed the Supercar of the Sea and was built by the Italian Sea Group and Tecnomar for Lamborghini.

In other, a young South African UFC fighter recently made South Africa very proud after he won his first match. Dricus du Plessis had his first fight against Brazilian fighter, Markus Perez on October 11, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Dricus impressively beat the Brazilian during the first round of the match with a shocking knock-out, much to his own surprise and delight. Speaking after the match, he had this to say:

“There was so much pressure, outside pressure from my countrymen and with pleasure I mean the support I’ve been getting from my whole country, I think there is 40 million people sitting in front of their TVs watching now.

"It’s insane I can’t believe what happened,” Du Plessis said after the fight. “It feels like South Africa is playing in a Rugby World Cup final again.”

Source: Briefly.co.za


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