top of page

Should Israel Adesanya Attempt 205 Again?

The current UFC Middleweight champion is no other than Israel Adesanya, The Last Stylebender. He's regarded as one of the best strikers in all of combat sports and a phenom whose thirst for victory is relentless. Seriously just look at all but one of his opponents, with his fight record of 21-1-0.

Adesanya attempted to fight Jan Blachowicz back in March at UFC 259 but lost by unanimous decision. It was his first attempt at a light heavyweight UFC bout after dominating the middleweight class for the past few years.

While Adesanya might have been stiffened trying to climb divisions and go after two titles. It was an admirable attempt that most fighters don't even begin to attempt. Israel may attempt 205 again and this time would have to likely fight contenders versus and instant title shot.

I think had The Last Stylebender been forced to fight contenders first, it might have been a much different scenario. He went 5 rounds with the 205 champ and didn't do too bad. HE's not used to competing at that weight. Had he taken the time to feel his style out more at that size, we could have seen a very different fight with a contender instead of a champ.

What do you think fight fans? Should he stay at middleweight or try his hand at light-heavyweight again?


bottom of page