Adesanya v Blachowicz: Bizarre scenes as Kiwi UFC champ brings pizza to weigh-in before UFC 259

Kiwi UFC champion Israel Adesanya has weighed-in significantly lighter than Jan Blackowicz, his Polish opponent, before the blockbuster UFC 259 in Las Vegas. 

Adesanya (20-0) hit the scales at 91kg on Saturday morning (NZ time), a stunning 2kg below the limit. 

In a bizarre moment, his cornerman brought him a box of pizza to stand on the scales with as the nonchalant looking Kiwi went about business his own way. 

The casual looking 31-year-old didn't strip down as athletes usually do, and just wore sweats to show how much under the weight he was. 

It's not the first time Adesanya has brought an unusual object with him to the scales. In 2015, at a King of the Ring kickboxing tournament held in Auckland, Adesanya weighed in holding a Dunkin Donut box.

'The Last Stylebender' is out to make history on Sunday as he looks to become just the fifth fighter to hold simultaneous world titles. If victorious, he'll be the lightest-ever winner at the light heavyweight division. 

His Polish opponent (27-8, with eight knockouts and nine by submission), weighed in right at the 93kg light heavyweight limit for the title fight, and incredibly could weigh as much as 100kg come fight day. 

There are two other Kiwis competing on the card on Sunday with Kai Kara-France - who's ranked No.3 in the flyweight division - up against Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Rogerio Bontorin.

Compatriot Carlos Ulberg will make his promotional debut in the early preliminary fights when he takes on Kennedy Nzechukwu.

He weighed in at just under 93kg for his light heavyweight bout while Kara-France weighed in at just under 57kg for his flyweight bout.

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