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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 33 more professional rounds, 82 to Adesanya's 49.
Błachowicz vs Adesanya form
Adesanya had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against 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.
He had beat Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Blachowicz's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Adesanya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.