Nigerian-born kick-boxer, Israel Adesanya, has failed in his bid to hold a two-weight champion simultaneously after losing to Jan Blachowicz in the light heavyweight title fight.
Adesanya would have become the fifth fighter to achieve the feat in the history of the game if he had succeeded in defeating the light heavyweight titleholder on Sunday morning.
Adesanya, who is the middleweight champion, couldn’t beat the Pole, who is bigger, more experienced, and older, which the New Zealander said troubled him.
Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier, Amanda Nunes and Henry Cejudo are among the five fighters in UFC history to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously.
Adesanya lost to Blachowicz via a unanimous decision (49-46, 49-45, 49-45).
See some pictures from the thrilling battle: