Reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz has said he expects to come up against Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 with a significant weight advantage.
“Right now, I weigh close to 215lbs to 220lbs. I expect to weigh 220lbs (against Asdesanya). It’s the perfect weight for me. I don’t care what my weight my opponents are. It can be bigger or lower. I am the best when I’m around 220lbs,” Blachowicz said
“He’s thin, you know. That’s it. He will be really fast, and he focused on this. Maybe if he put on more weight he would be slower and lose his best weapon. I think otherwise he’s going to be low weight, that’s why. But I don’t care. I train with guys with his division so I’m ready for his speed. I’m going to use my power and my weight and make him tired in the clinch. I’ll use everything that I can to win this fight. And also my body is going to larger and I’m going to use this to win the fight,” added Blachowicz.
Asked if Adesanya is making a mistake about moving up to 205lbs, but not putting on the extra weight and muscle to do so, Blachowicz said that we’ll soon find the answer out.
“We will see after the fight,” Blachowicz said. “I think he is making a mistake going to light heavyweight, and I’m going to try and prove it.”