Those that are fans of stand-up, will be fans of this bout. The only way this fight is going to the canvas, is if one man goes crashing down from a KO.
Both men's success in the UFC have stemmed from their striking ability, albeit through contrasting styles. Adesanya is regarded as one of the most calculated striker's in the organisation's history, keeping his opponents at bay and piecing them up gradually. His kickboxing stance helps him maintain and manage distance, throwing those quick, sharp calf kicks.
It's a new weight-class for the Last Stylebender, but his gameplan will remain the same. He'll work the outside angle and look to pick Błachowicz apart - a basic concept to try and adopt, but his incredible skill-set has made him an impossible puzzle to solve so far in his UFC career. Adesanya's pragmatic approach should not disguise his ability to close the show either - he finished both Whittaker and Costa, one from a counter and the other from working an exchange on the inside.
Błachowicz's approach will centre around trying to gradually close that gap - he likes to move around the cage but also step forward, looking to throw those powerful hooks from a side stance. He was patient in his last bout with Reyes, inviting the latter to come forward, to then counter and swiftly go forward himself. It's a tough ask though to try and draw Adesanya into the middle of the cage, but the Pole's best hopes look to lie with a quick flurry of punches.
The Last Stylebender's defence is almost unparalleled, and he will no doubt be wary of the power that Błachowicz possesses. It's an intriguing match-up on paper, and one we can't to see unfold, when the Octagon door closes shut.