UFC 259 in Tweets: Pros react to Jan Blachowicz outpointing Israel Adesanya, Amanda Nunes’ dominance

UFC 259 in Tweets: Pros react to Jan Blachowicz outpointing Israel Adesanya, Amanda Nunes’ dominance

Bettors again underestimated Jan Blachowicz, and the UFC light heavyweight champion again cashed as an underdog, outpointing middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in the headliner of UFC 259.

Blachowicz hung in there and gave as good as he got against the middleweight striking specialist, and he sealed championship rounds with takedowns. Scorecards of 49-46, 49-45 and 49-45 came as a surprise to many who thought Adesanya’s early work paid dividends, but one thing was clear: There would not be a new champ-champ.

In the co-headliner, two-division champ Amanda Nunes again showed she is a cut above the rest with a dominant performance over Megan Anderson at featherweight.

Here’s what pros had to say about UFC 259.

Jan Blachowicz def. Israel Adesanya

I really thought Izzy was gonna beat Jan easy! Maybe Costa was drunk

— Funky (@Benaskren) March 7, 2021

You won’t even last that long https://t.co/eGdey0WcPL

— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) March 7, 2021

LHW is no joke kids

— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) March 7, 2021

Congrats to Jan hell of a performance way to put on for the division ! #ufc259

— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) March 7, 2021

Told you so as did every judge. The commentary was unbelievably biased tonight.

— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) March 7, 2021

Fire those judges!!!!!!

— Jalin Turner (@JalinTurner) March 7, 2021

Great fight by both men but no 49-45 ‍♂️ #ufc259

— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) March 7, 2021

Desperately https://t.co/Ftu1AW8fP5

— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 7, 2021

I feel like Izzy could have done more was abit to slow pace but respect him for stepping up

— Michael Venom Page (@Michaelpage247) March 7, 2021

Congrats to @JanBlachowicz and hats off to @stylebender for attempting what a few have ever done. It’s all about taking chances in this life! Thank you gentlemen!

— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) March 7, 2021

Can’t wait to fuckin meet this bitch again

— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) March 7, 2021

Great fight to both guys. Izzy had great feints and leg kicks but blachowicz won by landing bigger shots on feet, takedowns and GNP. #ufc259

— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) March 7, 2021

Just think Izzy was leaning back to much he’s not used to fighting bigger guys he was getting caught a lot leaning

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 7, 2021

Izzy is still the winner in my eyes ‍♂️.
Well done Champ that was a great performance and tell you what, not many people would’ve taken this fight.#WakandaForever #UFC259

— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) March 7, 2021

Adesanya were you drunk too?

— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) March 7, 2021

Dare to be great, good job kid

— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 7, 2021

Amanda Nunes def. Megan Anderson

Jeeze #UFC259

— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) March 7, 2021

@Amanda_Leoa #UFC259

— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) March 7, 2021

@Amanda_Leoa

— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) March 7, 2021

Goat flawless victory

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 7, 2021

Ok enough of the 145lb division, this is ridiculous.

— Funky (@Benaskren) March 7, 2021

Congrats you da Goat! #UFC259

— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) March 7, 2021

Amanda Nunes is a different kind of elite

— Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) March 7, 2021

Amanda is on another level !!!!#UFC259

— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) March 7, 2021

Fight me @Amanda_Leoa !

— Julianna Peña (@VenezuelanVixen) March 7, 2021

Goat @Amanda_Leoa #UFC259

— Charles Oliveira (@CharlesDoBronxs) March 7, 2021

Book Amanda a fight next week #UFC259

— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 7, 2021

I believe Amanda Nunes could beat some of the men in the @ufc #UFC259

— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) March 7, 2021

No way I’ll pass https://t.co/r5fYMSy7Yg

— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 7, 2021

I hope she calls out Hans Molenkamp

— Funky (@Benaskren) March 7, 2021

Aljamain Sterling def. Petr Yan

Not the way I ever want to win a fight. It was close, competitive and filled with action. I felt the knee was intentional, especially after the ref announced I was a downed opponent, so I didn’t expect to be hit.
Yan is a bad dude! WE WILL DO IT AGAIN!#UFC259

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) March 7, 2021

Who the fuck would throw an illegal knee!!!!

— michael (@bisping) March 7, 2021

And the Oscar goes to @FakeMaster for Best Actor in a Title Fight and Petr Yan needs a crash course in the rules of the sport he was once champion in. Hey Petr now you’re a cheater too, bitch.

— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) March 7, 2021

Nominated for an Oscar this year are:
Robert de niro
Leonardo dicaprio
Margot Robbie
Aljamain Sterling #UFC259

— karen Till (@darrentill2) March 7, 2021

Keep your chin up dude, you were working the whole time ⚔️ -CSO- @funkmasterMMA #ufc259 # ShitHappens #AndNew @ufc pic.twitter.com/XnCN89NaH3

— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) March 7, 2021

And @PetrYanUFC you da man still #UFC259

— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) March 7, 2021

They have to run this back!!#UFC259

— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) March 7, 2021

Why the fuck interview him, if he is so concussed ??

— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) March 7, 2021

Islam Makhachev def. Drew Dober

@MAKHACHEVMMA can grapple, man. Beautiful to watch.

— Ryan Hall (@ryanhall5050) March 7, 2021

This a wack fight boring as fuck
Booo #shittyfightstyle #shittyfighter #shittyfight

— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 7, 2021

On behalf of the ufc I’d like to apologize for this regularly schedule dagestani doxepin #ufc259

— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) March 7, 2021

Dober was just sick of getting laid on.

— Funky (@Benaskren) March 7, 2021

Fire that man

— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 7, 2021

Hope he Calls out mayweather again

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 7, 2021

Aleksandar Rakic def. Thiago Santos

Swang and Bang??? @ufc #UFC259

— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) March 7, 2021

Rogan and DC sound like they’ve been spoiled by all those firework shows on the prelims #UFC259

— Vinc Pichel (@FromHellPichel) March 7, 2021

Respect both these guys. High stakes chess here folks! Thiago has force his way into boxing range if he wants to get to Rakic. #ufc259

— Anthony Smith (@lionheartasmith) March 7, 2021

Fighting to not lose

— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) March 7, 2021

No one expected that fight to go to a dec ! #UFC259

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) March 7, 2021

He got his brown belt for a fight that was all standup

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 7, 2021

Ay @joerogan you want some exciting and eventful 205 fights?! Be sure to tune into the @BellatorMMA Grand prix!!

— Corey ‘Overtime’ Anderson (@CoreyA_MMA) March 7, 2021

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