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Israel Adesanya – “I’m Not Getting Touched In The Blachowicz Fight”

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Israel Adesanya will be heading to the main event of tonight’s UFC 259 card when he challenges for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. The current Middleweight Champion looks to become Champ Champ and join an illustrious handful group of fighters from the company’s past.

Speaking to The Mac Life, Adesanya made some bold predictions ahead of tonight’s UFC 259 PPV event. ‘I’m not getting touched this fight, that’s my plan, not getting touched like I did in the Costa fight,’ Adesanya told TheMacLife. ‘I didn’t let him touch me in the face at all. Make sure I don’t get hit and watch out for the body kick.’

Israel Adesanya vs Jan Blachowicz

Here’s the full card for tonight’s UFC 259 event from Las Vegas, Nevada:

Main card

  • Light Heavyweight Championship Fight – Jan Blachowicz (c) vs Israel Adesanya
  • Featherweight Championship Fight – Amanda Nunes (c) vs Megan Anderson
  • Bantamweight Championship Fight – Petr Yan (c) vs Aljamain Sterling
  • Islam Makhachev vs Drew Dober (Lightweight Division)
  • Thiago Santos vs Aleksandar Rakic (Light Heavyweight Division)

Preliminary card

  • Dominick Cruz vs Casey Kenney (Bantamweight Division)
  • Song Yadong vs Kyler Phillips (Bantamweight Division)
  • Joseph Benavidez vs Askar Askarov (Flyweight Division)
  • Rogerio Bontorin vs Kai Kara-France (Flyweight Division)

Early preliminary card

  • Tim Elliott vs Jordan Espinosa (Flyweight Division)
  • Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Carlos Ulberg (Light Heavyweight Division)
  • Sean Brady vs Jake Matthews (Welterweight Division)
  • Livia Renata Souza vs Amanda Lemos (Strawweight Division)
  • Uros Medic vs Aalon Cruz (Lightweight Division)
  • Mario Bautista vs Trevin Jones (Bantamweight Division)

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