In a bit over two weeks Jan Blachowicz gets an different to enact what no man has completed in reliable mixed martial arts competition: defeat Israel Adesanya.
Reigning UFC middleweight champion ‘The Final Stylebender’ will switch up to the sunshine heavyweight fold to creep a world title in a 2nd weight class in the UFC 259 predominant occasion on March 6 where he’ll face Blachowicz, the first man no longer named Jon or Daniel to support the promotion’s 205-pound belt in the suitable section of a decade.
And whereas nobody can but claim victory over the supremely titillating Adesanya, Blachowicz says that he is the man to enact very best that — and has even predicted how he sees himself getting his hand raised in Las Vegas subsequent month.
“I don’t focal point on [Adesanya], I focal point on me,” Blachowicz acknowledged to SCMP MMA. “I don’t focal point on him and his hype and stuff bask in this. I focal point on my form, about my cardio, about my strengths. I’m eager on the entire lot spherical me, no longer spherical him. He’s very best one more opponent and I very best must beat him. This is one thing I no doubt include in my head very best now, nothing else.”
Adesanya has a really best file in mixed martial arts up to now and has infrequently even been in any accurate nervousness in his UFC tenure up to now, build for a pair of shaky moments in opposition to Kelvin Gastelum and Marvin Vettori but despite Adesanya’s excellence, Blachowicz says he sees alternatives.
“We see his holes,” Blachowicz acknowledged. “The build we can build our fists on his face. We know that he is a amazing come up fighter, no doubt very best hanging, no doubt very best footwork. And he has his possess model but we are ready for that.
“Perhaps [past opponents] had been vexed of him. I’m no longer. Perhaps they don’t fight the way the device to beat him. I’m going to be the first one. And after our fight, he’ll be 20-1.”
And as for how the enact will advance, the Pole says he sees it clearly.
“I see KO in the 2nd spherical,” Blachowicz predicted. “Left excessive kick on his head. This is what I see. I imagine in my model, I imagine in my power, I imagine that I will beat him and I could. And I promise you he is gonna feel ‘The Legendary Polish Energy’.”