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UFC 259 in Tweets: Pros react to Jan Blachowicz outpointing Israel Adesanya, Amanda Nunes’ dominance

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UFC 259: Blachowicz v Adesanya Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Bettors again underestimated Jan Blachowicz, and the UFC light heavyweight champion again cashed as an underdog, outpointing middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in the headliner of UFC 259.

Blachowicz hung in there and gave as good as he got against the middleweight striking specialist, and he sealed championship rounds with takedowns. Scorecards of 49-46, 49-45 and 49-45 came as a surprise to many who thought Adesanya’s early work paid dividends, but one thing was clear: There would not be a new champ-champ.

In the co-headliner, two-division champ Amanda Nunes again showed she is a cut above the rest with a dominant performance over Megan Anderson at featherweight.

Here’s what pros had to say about UFC 259.


Jan Blachowicz def. Israel Adesanya


Amanda Nunes def. Megan Anderson


Aljamain Sterling def. Petr Yan


Islam Makhachev def. Drew Dober


Aleksandar Rakic def. Thiago Santos