Mar 06 2021
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

UFC 259
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
27-8-0
UD 5
UD 5
20-0-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship

The tape

38
Age
32
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
78" / 198 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm

Tape record

UDKOKOSDKO
Form
UDKOUDKOUD
27
Wins
20
8
By KO
15
30
KO%
75
9
By SUB
0
33
SUB%
0
8
Loses
0
2
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2012
35
Bouts
20
77
Rounds
44
5 hours, 39 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 13 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya report

Who won Błachowicz vs Adesanya?

Jan Blachowicz beat Israel Adesanya by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC 259, on Saturday 6th March 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jan Blachowicz.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

This contest was for the UFC light heavyweight championship.

Błachowicz vs Adesanya stats

Jan Blachowicz stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.

Israel Adesanya made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins and 0 draws, with 15 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Adesanya had a massive power advantage over Blachowicz, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Blachowicz's 30%.

Jan Blachowicz was the older man by 6 years, at 38 years old.

Adesanya had a height advantage of 2 inches over Blachowicz. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Blachowicz was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 5 years earlier than Adesanya, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 35 more professional rounds, 84 to Adesanya's 49.

Błachowicz vs Adesanya form

Blachowicz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had defeated Corey Anderson at UFC on ESPN+ 25 on 15th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Ronaldo Souza at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Before that, he had won against Luke Rockhold at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

He had been beaten by Thiago Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 3 on 23rd February 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.

Adesanya had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had beat Yoel Romero at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 on 5th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.

Before that, he had won against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.

He had defeated Anderson Silva at UFC 234 on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jan Blachowicz had been fighting more than Israel Adesanya.

Going to this contest, Jan Blachowicz had last fought 1 year, 3 months and 21 days ago, while Israel Adesanya's last outing had been 1 year, 3 months and 21 days ago.

Blachowicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Adesanya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

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