Champ-vs.-champ: Jan Blachowicz puts up light heavyweight title vs. Israel Adesanya at UFC 259

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A rare champion-vs.-champion will go down in March when reigning UFC light heavyweight titleholder Jan Blachowicz puts his belt on the line against middleweight king Israel Adesanya, who looks for a second belt.

Blachowicz (27-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) have agreed to clash in the UFC 259 headliner on March 6, MMA Junkie verified with a person close to the situation on Wednesday after Dana White announced the news to broadcast partner ESPN.

UFC 259 does not yet have an official location or venue. The main card is set to stream on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

More on this in a moment.

The latest UFC 259 lineup now includes:

  • Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya – for light heavyweight title

  • Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson – for women’s featherweight title

  • Aleksandar Rakic vs. Thiago Santos

  • Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney

  • Askar Askarov vs. Joseph Benavidez

  • Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews

  • Randy Costa vs. Trevin Jones

  • Aalon Cruz vs. Uros Medic

  • Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa