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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Israel Adesanya after first loss at UFC 259?

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Jan Blachowicz after UFC 259 title defense?)
Israel Adesanya experienced his first blemish in MMA competition Saturday when he fell short against Jan Blachowicz in the UFC 259 headliner.
After a fast ascent up the middleweight rankings, Adesanya bit off more than he could chew in moving up to the light heavyweight division to challenge Blachowicz in the main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Adesanya suffered a unanimous decision loss to Blachowicz, and with the outcome saw his 20-fight winning streak come to an end. The upside for “The...
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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Jan Blachowicz after UFC 259 title defense?

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Israel Adesanya after UFC 259 title loss? )
Jan Blachowicz proved to himself he's a “true champion” on Saturday when he defended gold for the first time against Israel Adesanya in the UFC 259 headliner.
Blachowicz outpointed Adesanya over the course of five rounds to take a unanimous decision in his first title defense, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
It was a tactical performance for the Polish fighter. He's now 9-1 in his past 10 fights, and at 38 appears to be in his best form yet.
All signs point to Glover Teixeira, who...
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