WELCOME TO UFC 259
Israel Adesenya is hoping to become a UFC legend tonight.
Undefeated and stepping up to the light-heavyweight for the first time, this is the biggest night of the Nigerian-born New Zealander’s fighting life.
Defeat Jan Blachowicz tonight and the man known as The Last Stylebender will become a two-weight world champion, adding to his middleweight title.
You’ll all remember that a certain Conor McGregor was the first to win UFC titles in two divisions, with Daniel Cormer, Amanda Nunes and Henry Cejudo since achieving the feat.
Adesenya will be in elite company then if he can pull off the win tonight – but boy is he in for a scrap.
Blachowicz is a fearsome foe, weighing in at a stocky 93kg and the Pole will have power on his side.
But how that melds together with Adesenya’s poetic footwork and superb defensive skills remains to be seen.
We can’t wait for this one, and there’s two more title fights on a packed card.
Strap in then for UFC 259, back in Las Vegas. SunSport is here to bring you every hook, punch and grapple as it happens.