Jon Jones predicts Israel Adesanya’s demise in deleted UFC 259 main event prediction

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Jon Jones tweeted and deleted a prediction for the UFC 259 main event, and it wasn’t kind to Israel Adesanya.

In Saturday’s headliner, Jones’ (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) nemesis Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC), the middleweight champion, will move up and challenge for the light heavyweight title against Jan Blachowicz (27-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC), who picked up the strap after “Bones” vacated it this past summer.

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It’s as compelling a champion-vs.-champion fight as we’ve seen inside the octagon, and whether it’s because of his rivalry with Adesanya or his true belief, Jones said Adesanya is going to fall (via Twitter):

Jan by KO

Adesanya will become the fifth simultaneous two-division titleholder in UFC history with a win. If victorious, he’s teased a potential move up to the heavyweight division, where his anticipated clash with Jones could finally take place.

If sincere in his forecast of the outcome, though, Jones thinks Blachowicz will put a screeching halt to any superfight plans.

UFC 259 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view (10 p.m. ET) following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

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