The Polish Jan Blachowicz was one of the top figures at UFC 253, where he knocked out Dominick Reyes and he was champion. After that, he was consecrated from the Semi-Complete Weights, putting on his body the belt that Jon Jones had left vacant. The historic North American fighter went to the Heavyweights, so the title was released and he went to Poland. Now, it showed how they received it in their country.
The most shocking thing was the terrible knockout that the Pole was able to get, after a blow that exploded the nose of Dominick Reyes, leaving him on the canvas and without a title. After a great first round, in the second he went and finished one of the best of today, as is the contender. Jan He remained a true hero in Poland, for which he was deservedly received by thousands of people. Now, it is more than a figure there.
His people have him as a hero
In the preview of UFC 253, Blachowicz He said, “It’s going to be an incredible fight. I am happy because I have a title shot. The title is the most important thing. The belt is the most important thing. Dominick Reyes is a great opponent. He almost beat Jon Jones, it was a very tough fight so I am happy to fight Dominick Reyes for the title. I don’t care about Jon Jones right now. It does not exist for me. Maybe I’ll catch it later, I don’t care. I’m only thinking of Dominick right now.
The new UFC Light Heavyweight champion had a more than warm welcome on Friday. Poland, which went viral on the Mixed Martial Arts networks. In the market of Cieszyn, in his hometown Jan Blachowicz (27-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) presented the 205-pound title to his people. In Abu Dhabi, being the co-star of the event later closed by Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa, the Pole had the best night of his life.
Of course it is not the first time Jan Blachowicz drowns in the praise of the Polish people, being a recognized figure in his country. The airport in his city was the one with the most people when he arrived, after leaving from Abu Dhabi. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also came forward and congratulated the warrior in recognition of his feat. He was the underdog in the fight and finally came back with the belt and a great performance.