UFC President Dana White said Glover Teixeira “100 percent” will get the next shot at Jan Blachowicz after the light heavyweight champion’s victory over Israel Adesanya

“I think [Teixeira] deserves it,” said Blachowicz. “He’ll have to wait a bit so I can rest and be with my family, but he’ll wait. He’ll be next”

Blachowicz took a formidable unanimous victory over Adesanya in their hyped weight-class bout which took control as the bout progressed and dominated his floor game.He controlled most of the last two rounds to retreat on the judges’ scorecards and appeared to overwhelm the lighter Adesanya with his strength

“If I had knocked him out, it would be better, but I still love this win because he’s one of the best in the world,” said Blachowicz after the fight. “Now I’m one of the best in the world, I’m the first one defeated him so that’s really good. Much respect for him “

Adesanya rose from middleweight for the light heavyweight championship bout to hit 2005 pounds with a maximum of 205 pounds The difference in weight was arguably the biggest factor in the loss as Adesanya couldn’t get out of position after Blachowicz made the rounds Had scored 4 and 5 takedowns

Teixeira, the 41-year-old MMA legend, won five straight bouts to get his first title shot since 2014. He has three of those five wins by filing after just six wins by filing in his first 34 career fights against a fight Blachowicz would be Teixeira’s first pay-per-view fight since defeating Jared Cannonier at UFC 208 in February 2017

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