Israel Adesanya provides surprise weight cut update ahead of UFC 259 Jan Blachowicz fight

Israel Adesanya vs Jan Blachowicz will be for the Light Heavyweight title

Israel Adesanya is moving up a division to face Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 and shared an update on his weight cut

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya shared some details of his weight cut ahead of his UFC 259 title bout against Jan Blachowicz.

The Kiwi is undefeated in his career and is planning to hold two belts at the same time in the UFC. Only a handful of fighters have achieved this but Adesanya could be the first to do it while in the Middleweight division.

Yoel Romero lost to Israel Adesanya in his last fight
Israel Adesanya kicks Yoel Romero in a Adesanya decision win to retain the middleweight title at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

He faces a tough task in Blachowicz, who will be defending his title for the first time. All the talk has been about Adesanya moving up a division to face the Polish powerhouse.

Adesanya might need to bulk up but while speaking to MMA Junkie, he provided an update about his weight and decision not to do a lot of work on that:

“No weight cut and just doing what I always do and keep the same energy during fight week.

“I mean I think it’s silly to add more muscle for this contest when my strength has brought me to the dance.

“I trust my body and I trust my skills.”

Adding some weight would have been good for Adesanya, but he has fought powerful opponents in the past, like Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero, and has come out unscathed in all this.

Israel Adesanya not making too many changes to his camp

Adesanya is one of the most relaxed fighters out there and his confidence never seems to lead to problems.

The Stylebender added that his fight camp wasn’t all that different from his previous ones. The undefeated UFC star certainly has the tools to defeat powerhouses but this is going to be an interesting clash.

Jan Blachowicz made light work of Dominick Reyes at UFC 253
Jan Blachowicz of Poland punches Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Blachowicz has been on a bit of a rise and his win over Dominick Reyes was something to cherish. He became an overnight celebrity in Poland and would be keen to hold onto his belt.

Jon Jones is a target for Blachowicz but he cannot take his eyes off Adesanya. The Middleweight champion is hailed as one of the greatest MMA stars ever, and a win over Blachowicz on Saturday will add more weight to that debate.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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