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Israel Adesanya will not be the UFC's fifth two-division champion as Jan Blachowicz defended his light-heavyweight throne on Saturday night in a five-round war. Adesanya looked sharp early and outsped Blachowicz with his striking, but the incumbent landed several significant strikes to keep the scorecards close and sealed the deal with two key takedowns in rounds four and five. In each of those championship rounds, Blachowicz used his significant weight advantage and grappling skills to remain on top of Adesanya until the bell. After the match, Blachowicz told Joe Rogan that he would like to take on Glover Teixeira for his next title defense.

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