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‘Champ2X’: Israel Adesanya reacts to Jan Blachowicz fight booking

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Israel Adesanya plans to become a double-champ at UFC 259.

UFC 253 Adesanya v Costa Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC president Dana White announced on New Year’s Eve that reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya would take on Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title in a ‘Champ vs. Champ’ super fight at UFC 259 on March 6.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto confirmed the matchup on Thursday, per White.

Adesanya, oozing with confidence, reacted to the booking by declaring he will become the UFC’s next two-division champion, confident that his championship fate has already been sealed and that he is destined to beat Blachowicz.

“Champ times two! Champ squared. You already know!” Adesanya, who is undefeated at 20-0 (9-0 UFC), said in the video.

Blachowicz, the newly-crowned light heavyweight champ, had a slightly different reaction to the announcement.

“Everything is agreed,” Blachowicz posted. “I’m just waiting for the contract to sign it. Charging #LegendaryPolishPower.”

Expect contracts to be finalized in the coming days and more matchups to be announced in the following weeks.