Israel Adesanya gives Alex Pereira some insight into his upcoming fight with Jan Blakowicz.
Pereira (7-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) makes his light heavyweight debut when he faces Blakowicz (29-9-1 MMA, 12-6 UFC) in the UFC 291 co-main event on July 29 at the Delta Center in Salt Lake We do. Lake City.
Blakowicz handed middleweight champion Adesanya his first career loss when he stopped his attempt to become a dual champion at UFC 259. Give them some advice on their common rival.
“We talked, we went through security checks, took off our shoes,” Adesanya said on Impulsive. “And then we’re waiting for our bags to come through the belt, and then we talked — I was like, ‘Next January, yeah?’ He’s fighting that guy, first MMA loss for me when I got down to 205 (lbs.). He has the same thoughts.
“Through our limited conversational skills, his English and my Portuguese, we had the same kind of idea of what was about to happen. But I had to tell him, I thought the same thing when I fought Jan. I thought Jaan was going to attack me a little more, but he was patient. So I told him in a way, you also be patient. In more words. I didn’t want to say too much, but yeah.
Adesanya previously predicted that Blakowicz would take Pereira down and beat him just like he did in their fight, but he also thinks “Potan” could turn his lights out.
Adesanya said, “He can beat Jaan badly, because I hurt Jaan.” “I hurt Jan very badly, and that’s why Jan decided in the fourth round, ‘I’m going to take him down’ and went for the takedown.”
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