Although unofficial, the Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya has indicated that he plans to move up to fight Jan Blachowicz. If the fight ever happens, Adesanya has a chance to join the small club of fighters who won the two belts simultaneously. Only a few fighters have accomplished this feat, namely Conor Mcgregor, Daniel Cormier, Amanda Nunes, and Henry Cejudo.
In the past, Adesanya has been calling out then-champion Jon Jones that he will move up in the year 2021. He just needs time to adjust in the fight game before moving up. Jon Jones recently vacated the belt after 2 controversial decisions against Thiago Santos and Dominick Reyes. Though many fans say that Jones is ducking his opponents, he has already proven to be the best in his division. The real challenge for him now is fighting for the Heavyweight title which could be the winner of Miocic vs. Ngannou. The biggest fight to make in the UFC would be Jon Jones vs Israel Adesanya which may become a reality soon if both are successful.
Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya is an interesting matchup. Stylistically, the fight favors Adesanya since both fighters are known to be strikers. Blachowicz has shown weakness in his losses due to his opponents being faster than him. Adesanya is known for his kickboxing experience and would exploit it against Jan Blachowicz. Moving up a division is also another world, size advantage is sometimes a factor. Jan Blachowicz could be too big and too strong for Adesanya. This could most likely end in a TKO or KO. Blachowicz should try to use his size and grapple with Adesanya and mix in takedowns to hinder Adesanya’s gameplan.
The fight is not yet official since there is another worthy contender for the title and it is Glover Teixeira. He is on 5 fight winning streak, and he beat Thiago Santos who has a win with the current champion. Glover is already old age for the sport and needs to get the title shot as soon as possible. It is also possible that Adesanya will defend his title against Robert Whittaker. Jared Cannonier was one that Adesanya was interested in fighting next but Whittaker spoiled that plan. Whittaker is a former middleweight champion who is on a winning streak. He deserves the title shot more than anyone. Adesanya has shown no interest in fighting Robert since he already has a win over him.