UFC: Israel Adesanya set to fight Jan Blachowicz for UFC light heavyweight title in March

Israel Adesanya could soon hold more UFC gold, with a date set for his bout against light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz.

Speaking to ESPN, UFC president Dana White confirmed the company were booking Adesanya, the reigning middleweight champion, to make the 9kg step up in weight and challenge Poland's Blachowicz at UFC 259 on March 7 (NZ time).

While the fight has been verbally agreed to, contracts are yet to be signed. (CONTINUED...)