Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya fight preview

UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Jan Blachowicz will take on Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya in the UFC Light Heavyweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 259 card.

In this post, we will break down Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 38-year-old, Jan Blachowicz is coming in with a 27-8-0 record. Blachowicz will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Dominick Reyes at UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa in September.

Adesanya, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Paulo Costa on September 26, 2020 at UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa and holds a 20-0-0 record.

Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya
38
Age
31
6′ 2″
Height
6′ 4″
205 lbs.
Weight
185 lbs.
78″
Reach
80″
27-8-0
Record
20-0-0
Orthodox
Stance
Switch

Jan Blachowicz has an orthodox fighting stance with a 78″ reach. The 31-year-old, Israel Adesanya is an switch fighter with a 80″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Jan Blachowicz:
→ Blachowicz’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Blachowicz lands 3.49 significant strikes per minute.
→ Blachowicz’s takedown accuracy is 52%.
→ Blachowicz’s takedown average is 1.10 per 15 minutes.
→ Blachowicz’s takedown defense is 65%.

Blachowicz comes in with 48% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.49 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Adesanya fires at 50% accuracy, landing about 4.10 significant strikes per minute. Jan Blachowicz also has a 52% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.10 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Adesanya’s 0.00 takedowns and 86% takedown accuracy.

Israel Adesanya:
→ Adesanya’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Adesanya lands 4.10 significant strikes per minute.
→ Adesanya’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Adesanya’s takedown average is 0.00 per 15 minutes.
→ Adesanya’s takedown defense is 86%.

Israel spent on average 15:07 minutes in the Octagon and Jan has an average fight time of 11:51 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 259 is live in , who do you think will win, Jan or Israel? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya
Date
March 6, 2021
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya

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