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

Vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship

The tape

39
Age
33
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 vacant UFC light heavyweight championship.

Błachowicz vs Adesanya stats

Jan Blachowicz stepped into the octagon 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 cage 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%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Blachowicz had a massive advantage over Adesanya, boasting at 33% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.

Jan Blachowicz was the older man by 6 years, at 39 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 18 more professional rounds, 87 to Adesanya's 69.

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 beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

Before that, he had lost to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had won against 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.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Jan Blachowicz had last fought 2 years, 2 months and 3 days ago, while Israel Adesanya's last outing had been 4 months and 27 days ago.

Blachowicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 2 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, 2 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

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