UFC light heavyweight contender Dominick Reyes stated that the title fight with Jan Blachowicz is going to be tougher than Jones’s fight.
UFC 253 on September 26 now has a new co-main event featuring Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz for the undisputed UFC light heavyweight championship. Just two-days back the former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, took the twitter by storm after his tweet stating that he was vacating the belt and is planning to move to the heavyweight division for a super-fight.
Since that news, there were a lot of speculations being made about what’s next for the light heavyweight division. Yesterday UFC announced that Dominick Reyes will now fight Jan Blachowicz for the vacant championship.
Although Reyes wanted to rematch Jones and beat him, he thinks Jan Blachowicz is more threatening. He says that Blachowicz is more technical and has a knockout power which he has to be concerned about. This fight is a very intriguing match up and MMA fans all around the globe are very excited about this fight.
While talking to ESPN Reyes said “Jan is a beast by the way. I’ve been impressed with Jan for years. I’ve been trying to fight Jan since I beat Cannonier because I respect the guys game. He is a very technical striker, he has more power than Jon. “I think he is a more dangerous fight for me to be 100 percent honest. He is a counter striker with a lot of power and has a BJJ black belt. He is very technical everywhere. Jon doesn’t counter striker and has no power and is not that technical, he is just tricky.”
Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz: Who will be victorious?
Dominick Reyes was a perfect 6-0 inside the Octagon with notable wins over Chris Weidman, Volkan Oezdemir, Jared Cannonier, and Ovince Saint Preux. He had to face his first UFC loss by the hands of the former champ Jones at UFC 247. Reyes had to face controversial decision loss to Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title. Many media outlets scored the contest for Reyes, while few scored it for Jones.
With this win, Jones set the new record for most wins in UFC title fight history with 14 wins. According to many people, the next fight for Reyes was the Jones rematch. But since Jones vacated the belt the division had to move on and crown the new king.
Jan Blachowicz, meanwhile, is on a three-fight winning streak and has won seven of his last eight. Recently, he has got notable wins over Jacare Souza and a brutal knockout win over Luke Rockhold. His most recent victory came over Corey Anderson on February 15, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 167 in a rematch of their previous bout. Błachowicz won the bout via first-round knockout. The victory earned him his fourth Performance of the Night bonus award.
The MMA world is really excited about UFC 253 which is going to be headlined by Adesanya vs Costa for the middleweight championship. Which fight are you guys excited for the most?