Jon Jones Says Jan Blachowicz Will Knock out Israel Adesanya in Deleted TweetMarch 5, 2021
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Former UFC champion Jon Jones isn't holding back on his prediction for Saturday's UFC 259 main event between Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz.
Well, he may have held back a tiny bit.
Jones tweeted—then quickly deleted—that Blachowicz would knock out the undefeated middleweight champion.
Adesanya (20-0, 15 KOs) is attempting to add the light heavyweight belt to his collection by facing Blachowicz, the current champion. The 38-year-old from Poland is 27-8 with eight knockouts. Getting No. 9 against Adesanya won't be easy.
Adesanya may have some choice words for Jones should he emerge victorious Saturday as hype continues to build toward a potential superfight later this year between the two UFC powerhouses.