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#UFC259: Jan Blachowicz beats Israel Adesanya to remain the light heavyweight champ

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Jan Blachowicz retained the light heavyweight title after handing Israel Adesanya his first MMA defeat

Jan Blachowicz got his title reign off to a promising start on Saturday when he denied Israel Adesanya’s double-champ attempt in the UFC 259 headliner.

Blachowicz (28-8 MMA, 11-5 UFC) kept his grip on the light heavyweight belt when he earned a unanimous decision victory over middleweight champ Adesanya (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in their main event matchup, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas..

Jan Blachowicz def. Israel Adesanya via UD (49-46, 49-45, 49-45).

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