Most likely, with this form, Israel Adesanya will be considered for a super fight with Jon Jones, champion Lightheavyweight who just dropped the title to move to heavyweight.
Knockout Costa, Dana White is likely to let Israel Adesanya fight Jon Jones
After overcoming the Paulo Costa challenge, the aspiration to challenge Jon Jones of Israel Adesanya was harbored by President Dana White. TKO win over Paulo Costa at UFC 253 helped Israel Adesanya increase their record 20-0 on the MMA. This is also his 100th win on both Kickboxing and mixed martial arts.
However, at the UFC alone, Adesanya’s journey can now really begin. Because after two successful defending matches, the Nigerian puncher has the conditions to seek bigger goals – specifically, Jon Jones. This was confirmed by President Dana White just before UFC 253 when talking about the ability of two punches to encounter.
Since giving up the championship title, Jon Jones has yet to officially join Heavyweight
The UFC 253 ends up giving Jon Jones a lot of options. The heavyweight he once dominated welcomes a new king – Jan Blachowicz, who has challenged Jones earlier.
If you do not want to upgrade or return to win the title, the battle to Israel Adesanya is also a good choice for Jon Jones. Even this may be the hottest UFC match in these two weight categories for many years.
Once referred to as the new generation Anderson Silva, Israel Adesanya with its flamboyant effect can do what the Brazilian legend has not done before – challenge Jon Jones. Because in the past, although he had played in the semi-heavyweight category, Silva could not complete a Superfight match as expected by the audience.
Now, when the mid-tier doesn’t have many names that can immediately compete for the title, Israel Adesanya has reason to urge the UFC to hold a Superfight with Jones.