Israel Adesanya Vs Jan Blachowicz! who wins?

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Who Wins?

  1. Jan Blachowicz

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  2. Israel Adesanya

    58.1%
  1. Snake Master Purple Belt

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    Let the democratic republic of Sherdog vote.

    In the red corner - This man is the UFC LHW champion and Poland’s greatest export Jan Blachowicz

    In the blue corner - Undefeated middleweight king pin Israel Adesanya who is looking to become the first man to hold the middleweight and light heavyweight belts simultaneously.
    Who wins if they actually fight?
     
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  2. Bumhead Yellow Belt

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    Izzy - he’s too evasive and technical
     
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  3. TheMessiah Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Izzy is a better striker and its unlikely he gets caught. Jan doesn't have the offensive wrestling to give Izzy any problems
     
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  4. Hellowhosthat Silver Belt

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    Izzy's too fast imo. I like Jan, but I think Izzy is going to make him look silly.
     
  5. Snake Master Purple Belt

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    Jan by 2nd round knockout, though I hope Adesanya wins.
     
  6. XociDe Green Belt

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    Adesanya easily lol

    Like, very easily
     
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  7. r-harper-1 Silver Belt

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    Izzy by decision or very late stoppage ......I don’t think Jan is fast enough to land a fight changing blow
     
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  8. Bk98 Blue Belt

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    Jan is this eras Bisping/Forest. Paper champ
     
  9. Herwald Black Belt

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    Jan via utter destruction.
     
  10. TempleoftheDog Purple Belt

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    Jan by KO. Then maybe he gets respect from some of you.
     
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  11. Jackonfire BMF Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Poll added.
     
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  12. Fluffy_Bunny White Belt

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    Izzy will outpoint him easy I think, but would be fun if Jan ko's Izzy Dizzy
     
  13. Fatback96 Brown Belt

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    Jan is a good striker for MMA. Israel is a good striker for kickboxing AND MMA.

    Izzy by point fight UD.
     
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  14. alex21cms Orange Belt

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    jan s ground game is underrated he submited krylov with not even glover could do he must be naturally strunger than pizzy and packs the legendary polish power witch is gonna make him run like the romero figth but worst if he gots counter Pizzy has the speed for sure but a rumble said power beats speed
     
  15. Mr Fahrenheit Purple Belt

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    The most damning evidence against Jan’s chances is this:

    This will be the FOURTH opponent of Jan in the past two years to have moved up from middleweight (for three it was their very first fight at 205, which has to be a record.). He won one by TKO, lost one by TKO, and won one split decision. Those three were all moving up due to losses at 185 as well. So it’s not like this guy is a bulldozer who runs over bloated middleweights for fun.

    You also have to factor in that Jan is effectively an interim champ during what is a bit of a reloading time for the LHW division. He’s never beaten a champion.

    There is always an open question when someone moves up in weight until we see them compete. I remind everyone of Max Holloway moving up to face DP. Many people thought that Max would continue to be an amazing combination puncher who would retain his quickness at 155 and add more power. But he didn’t bulk up effectively, his edge in speed wasn’t significant, and he did not absorb the power shots well.

    I would expect Israel’s jump to look more like Anderson’s than Max’s, but we won’t know until we see it. And assuming he’s able to handle the physical difference, he should be okay. Jan has deceptively quick and tight punches, but he’s at his best as a counter puncher. If Jan is too patient I would expect Israel to circle, rip leg kicks, and do what he did to Costa and/or Romero.

    I think Jan’s chances boil down to (1) the usual puncher’s chance due to his very good power and the possibility that he stings Izzy with every blow he lands, and (2) the possibility that he’s strong enough to force the fight to the cage or the ground and can dominate there.

    Looking forward to the fight but think it’s reasonable that people are favoring Israel
     
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    Izzy 2nd round tko

    Too fast
    Too elusive
    Striking in a whole other level
     
  17. OverhandLoop Purple Belt

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    Izzy. He’s better everywhere.
     
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    People actually think Jan has more than a punchers chance, lol.

    The day Jan became the LHW champ, was the day Izzy became a two weight world champ.
     
  19. jikjik Orange Belt

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    As much as I want Jan to win, Adesanya has way more tools in his striking skillset. He will most likely stay on the outside, get the reads and eventually pick Jan apart. Of course Jan can come up with good gameplan, wrestling heavy maybe, some nice ground and pound. It's possible, but unlikely.
     
  20. Mike01010101a Brown Belt

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    I like and respect Jan but he is a weak LHW champ. If Jones or DC were the LHW champ, Adesanya wouldn't be so enthusiastic for LHW belt.
     

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