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.
One of the greatest fighters in the UFC LHW division Jon Jones however believes that Adesanya will not be getting his hand raised at the end of the fight. Jones recently tweeted “Jan by KO,” signalling that Jan Blachowicz will retain his Championship tonight.
Jon Jones on Israel Adesanya
There have been rumours that Jon Jones would get the winner of the UFC 260 Heavyweight title fight later in the year. This would put Israel Adesanya and Jones in different divisions, but there’s still potential for a megafight between the two at some point.
Speaking recently to Ariel Helwani, Israel Adesanya stated that he is still interested in a fight against ’˜Bones’ Jones. ‘Unfortunately, it may not be in summer or July, but there is still December. There is still December 2021.’ Adesanya did also mention that the fight will need to be in front of a crowd. ‘All I know is that fight needs a crowd. I can’t do that in an empty arena.’
Here’s the full card for tonight’s UFC 259 event from Las Vegas, Nevada:
- 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)
- 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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