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Israel Adesanya boldly predicts easy victory against Jan Blachowicz

Israel Adesanya has insisted he’s ‘not getting touched’ in his fight with Jan Blachowicz as he looks to become a two-weight champion at UFC 259 this weekend.

Adesanya (20-0) was less than an hour removed from dismantling unbeaten challenger Paulo Costa to make the second defense of his unified 185-pound title at UFC 253 when he was given instructions regarding the future during a car ride leaving from the hotel in Abu Dhabi.

‘I’m not getting touched this fight, that’s my plan, not getting touched like I did in the Costa fight,’ Adesanya told TheMacLife.

‘I didn’t get touched in the Costa but like I did in the Costa fight because I didn’t let him touch me in the face at all. Make sure I don’t get hit and watch out for the body kick.’

A 31-year-old native of Nigeria, who fights out of City Kickboxing in New Zealand, Adesanya is fresh off authoring one of the most dominant three-year stretches to kick off a UFC career that the promotion has ever seen. Since his UFC debut in February 2018, Adesanya is 9-0 with victories over a who’s who in recent middleweight division history

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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