The best UFC betting sites favor Israel Adesanya to defeat Jan Błachowicz for the light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 259, an upcoming MMA event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It will take place on March 6, 2021 at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya UFC 259 Betting Odds
Betting Jan Blachowicz
The Prince of Cieszyn is the underdog according to the best online sportsbooks. Blachowicz has entered his 15 UFC fights at plus money 10 times. He has closed as a favorite of more than –200 just once. If one had wagered $100 on all of Jan’s 15 UFC matches, one would have earned $937.00. Can we expect another upset?
Blachowicz’s stance is flat-footed. He looks to connect heavy as he exchanges strikes. He trusts his power will put foes down away if he hits clean. Jan’s left body kick, which he used on Dominick Reyes in the first round, is one of his most effective weapons.
On defense, Blachowicz doesn’t like to step outside of his comfort zone. This keeps him relatively safe from attacks. However, sometimes in the pocket he drops his trail hand. That leaves him open to counters.
Betting Israel Adesanya
The Last Stylebender is the favorite at the best UFC betting sites. The unbeaten middleweight champ is used to being the fave heading into the cage. He has been the chalk in eight of his nine UFC fights. He closed as a slight -105 dog versus Robert Whittaker when he won the title.
Having said that, the -250 line would be the smallest for “The Last Stylebender” since he clashed with Anderson Silva as a -500 favorite four bouts back. Adesanya, has a remarkable knowledge of range.
Adesanya Offensively and Defense
His reflexes are outstanding both on offensively and defense. He has great counters when his foes engage with him. He continually sets traps to open up windows to hit heavy, usually for a KO. The Last Stylebender is very hard to hit. He throws kicks to keep distance.
He also has topnotch head and foot movement to prevent damage. Also he has been taken down in the past, so his wrestling skills have come into question. But no one has really challenged him lately. Moreover, he recently bragged on social media about earning his purple belt in jiu-jitsu.
“I think he’s gonna knock out the Polish Nightmare. I really do,” Henry Cejudo predicted. “And I think he’s gonna knock him out, just because nobody fights Israel with tactics. Israel hasn’t necessarily – and again, I like him, he’s a world champion – but he’s not well-rounded yet. Or at least he hasn’t shown that yet. Now I’ll give you guys the example with Jose Aldo and Max Holloway. Jose Aldo was so comfortable on his feet until he got a better striker. He never had a plan B. He never had something to throw out and do that.
“And I almost feel the same way for Israel, it’s like, man, let me see your wrestling, let me see your Jiu-Jitsu. Like, you know what I’m saying. Make me feel like you are gonna be pound-for-pound, but I don’t see that yet. Even though I do see him winning that second belt, I feel like, you know, it’s still yet to be, how can I say – We’re still yet to see the best out of him if he’s able to make this transition and start mixing more of his fighting and doing things like that.”
Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya UFC 259 Pick
If Jan can keep his composure without overextending himself and find openings for striking exchanges, he may put Adesanya on notice and set up a chess game. Otherwise, this could turn into another Adesanya-Paulo Costa fight. Prediction for users of the best betting sites: Israel Adesanya by decision.