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Israel Adesanya feels that Jan Blachowicz will beat up Alex Pereira

LockerRoom Team
18 May 2023

Israel Adesanya feels that Jan Blachowicz will beat up Alex Pereira when the two fight. The fight happens at UFC 291 and will be at Light Heavyweight.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Adesanya said that Alex Pereira is going to get beat up by Jan.

“I don't know he [Alex Pereira] was supposed to be on six-month suspension after getting flatlined killed like that but it's gonna be four, three and a half months. I think Jan's gonna take him down and just beat him up there. I think y'all will stand with him for a bit but eventually just get him to the fence or try and take him down the way he took me down. I don't think he's gonna shoot so he's gonna either get him to the fence,” Adesanya said in the interview.

Adesanya has fought both Alex Pereira and Jan Blachowicz in the past. While he is 1-1 in MMA against Alex Pereira, Adesanya suffered a loss against Jan Blachowicz at Light Heavyweight.

Jan Blachowicz vs. Alex Pereira preview

Blachowicz, hailing from Warsaw, Poland, with an impressive record of 29 wins, 9 losses, and 1 draw, is determined to add another former champion to his list of victories in a remarkable fashion. Renowned for his incredible "Polish power," he has defeated notable opponents such as Israel Adesanya, Luke Rockhold, and Dominick Reyes. Blachowicz's ultimate goal is to deliver a spectacular performance that solidifies his position for a title shot.

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Pereira, representing Danbury, Connecticut, originating from Sao Paulo, Brazil, aims to capture attention in the light heavyweight division by defeating one of its most esteemed athletes. As a former standout in kickboxing, he has secured thrilling knockout triumphs over Israel Adesanya, Sean Strickland, and Andreas Michailidis. Pereira now seeks to make a profound statement against Blachowicz, aiming to secure a spot among the light heavyweight division's top five contenders.

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