Paul Felder details why Jan Blachowicz's strategy to fight Israel Adesanya worked so well and explains how Blachowicz impressed him in the stand up. That's what this UFC main event was all about, right? Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya 's quest to add the light heavyweight belt to become the fifth fighter to rule two weight divisions simultaneously and push toward becoming one of the biggest stars in MMA. Jan Blachowicz?
Matches to make for Jan Blachowicz, Amanda Nunes, other UFC 259 winners
Matches to make for Jan Blachowicz, other UFC winners
Ahead of last Friday's Bellator event, Ryan Bader declared himself the best light heavyweight fighter in the world. Bellator president Scott Coker backed up the statement. Then, Bader was dominated and knocked out in the second round of his fight with Vadim Nemkov in the Bellator main event. Nemkov now may lay claim to the status of top pound fighter in the world, or maybe that distinction will belong to the winner of the UFC bout between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz for the UFC title Jones vacated. Reyes did, in the eyes of many, deserve the win over Jones in their UFC clash earlier this year -- even if the official judges disagreed. We let those guys all go.
Dana White announces contest to raise money for charity, winner will get to matchmake UFC fight
Las Vegas Aces guard Kelsey Plum is still recovering from surgery on her left Achilles heel, but in her time away from the basketball court, the year-old has taken on a new role. Last week, Plum served as matchmaker for the UFC, setting up two upcoming fights. First, she helped to finalize the upcoming Maycee Barber-Alexa Grasso flyweight fight, scheduled for February
Here are the opponents we think should be next for the winners at UFC UFC certainly proved to be worth the hype, with eight stoppages from fifteen fights, a new champion, and solid performances from future title contenders. The bantamweight division has a new champion in Aljamain Sterling, albeit via a disqualification of Petr Yan, while titleholders Jan Blachowicz and Amanda Nunes successfully defended their belts.