Israel Adesanya ’s priority is to return to the middleweight division after UFC 259 . Adesanya, the reigning champ at 185 pounds, will attempt to make history on Saturday (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ pay-per-view ) when he moves up to the light heavyweight division to challenge Jan Blachowicz. A win would make Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) the fifth fighter in UFC history to be a simultaneous two-division champion. Only one in that group (Amanda Nunes) has moved back down after winning a second belt in a higher weight class, but “The Last Stylebender” said he has no intention of neglecting his championship responsibility should he also claim gold at 205 pounds

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Israel Adesanya won’t leave middleweights hanging if he wins second belt at UFC 259 – MMA Junkie

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