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Jan Blachowicz


ABOUT
ABOUT

Jan Blachowicz is a Polish MMA fighter, who is competing in the Light Heavyweight division of the

UFC at the present. He has also previously been a part of KSW and has remained a Light

Heavyweight champion there. Nicknamed Prince of Cieszyn, Jan Blachowicz is a black belt in Brazliain

Jiu-Jitsu.

Career at KSW

Jan Blachowicz joined the professional MMA circuit with KSW 9, where he defeated three opponents

in one night and claimed the tournament crown. He went on to defeat eminent opponents in the

next few fights, like Antoni Chmielewski, Christian M’Pumbu and Maro Perak. But after one very

successful year, Blachowicz sustained a serious knee injury and a joint reconstruction was needed,

which kept him away from the ring for a while. He returned after 17 months and claimed back to

back important wins, including the Championship title one more time defeating Daniel Tabera. He

finished his career at KSW with three wins against Mario Miranda, Houston Alexander and Goran

Reljic.

Career at UFC

Jan Blachowicz brought his career to USA by debuting on UFC as a Light Heavyweight fighter in 2014.

From 2014 to 2017, he has bagged victories against Ilir Latifi, Igor Pokrajac, Devin Clark, Jared

Cannonier, Jimi Manuwa and Nikita Krylov. He saw his fair share of losses too.

Current Status

Jan Blachowicz is expected to face Thiago Santos on February 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 145. His

professional record stands at 23-7. As far as his personal life is concerned, he had moved to Warsaw,

Poland, his homeland with his girlfriend and has changed his long-time club Octagon Rybnik to pawel

Nastula’s club.

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