UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya

Even though UFC 259 had one of the hottest beginnings of any event I can recall – the first five contests had definitive finishes – it settled into a simmer for what turned out to be a card that struggled to match the hype in the end. There was certainly controversy – Aljamain Sterling became…Continue Reading

Israel Adesanya shares extremely bold prediction for Jan Blachowicz title bout: “I’m not getting touched in this fight”

Image via @ufc on Instagram (photographer not listed) Israel Adesanya is confident he will hear “And New” on Saturday night. In the main event of UFC 259, Adesanya is moving up to light heavyweight to face Jan Blachowicz in search of becoming a champ-champ. It’s a very intriguing matchup with many believing “The Last Stylebender”…Continue Reading

How does Israel Adesanya avoid pitfalls of dominant champs Jon Jones, Anderson Silva? Chael Sonnen weighs in

By all appearances, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is well on his way to becoming the kind of dominant presence that looms over a division through generations of fighters. A lopsided win over Paulo Costa at UFC 253 was just the latest example of Adesanya’s talent, a talent that at the moment appears to have…Continue Reading

Israel Adesanya claims marijuana, not steroids, may have led to pec-gate

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya claims that doctors told him the odd swelling in his pectoral muscle around his nipple following UFC 253 may have been caused by him smoking marijuana. Following the fight, many fans and other fighters noticed how odd his pectoral muscle looked. Many quickly started making claims or insinuating that Adesanya…Continue Reading

Israel Adesanya shares theory on swollen pectoral after undergoing medical tests

Image via @ufc on Instagram (photographer not listed) Israel Adesanya was the picture of dominance in his UFC 253 title fight with Paulo Costa, defending the middleweight title with second-round TKO. Unfortunately, many fans were talking about something else in the aftermath of the matchup: the champ’s swollen pectoral muscle. During the bout, some viewers…Continue Reading

Israel Adesanya to challenge Jan Blachowicz for UFC light heavyweight title

Dana White confirmed UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya would next fight against light heavyweight titleholder Jan Blachowicz.Israel Adesanya defended his middleweight title against Paulo Costa at UFC 253Jan Blachowicz won the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 253UFC president Dana White rarely breaks news of new bouts on the night of an event, but revealed…Continue Reading

Israel Adesanya to Fight Light Heavyweight Jan Blachowicz Next, Dana White Says

Julio Cortez/Associated PressUFC star Israel Adesanya can expect to get back in the Octagon fairly soon, though it won’t be to defend his middleweight title.UFC President Dana White told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that Adesanya will move up to light heavyweight to face Jan Blachowicz. White and Adesanya reportedly spoke about the move Friday with the…Continue Reading

UFC 253 Results: Adesanya vs. Costa

MMA Fighting has UFC 253 results for the Adesanya vs. Costa fight card Saturday night from the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, live blogs of the main card fights and live UFC 253 Twitter updates. In the main event, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will defend his title against Paulo Costa. Dominick…Continue Reading

UFC 253: Israel Adesanya to defend middleweight title against Paulo Costa on Sept. 19

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya is set to defend his title against Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on Sept. 19, according to Combate and confirmed by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. Adesanya (19-0) and Costa (13-0) will mark the second time in UFC history that two undefeated males will fight for an undisputed title, following Rashad Evans and Lyoto…Continue Reading