Jan Blachowicz

Jan Blachowicz

Personal Information

Full Name Jan Maciej Błachowicz
Date of Birth February 24, 1983
Nationality Polish
Height 6' 2"
Jan Blachowicz: A Brief Biography

Jan Blachowicz is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 29 wins and 9-losses. The polish MMA Fighter is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Jan Blachowicz UFC
  3. Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya
  4. Jan Blachowicz vs Glover Teixeira
  5. Jan Blachowicz Career Stats
  6. Jan Blachowicz Last Fight
  7. Jan Blachowicz Record

UFC 253 Adesanya v Costa: Weigh-Ins

Early Life and Career

Jan Blachowicz got into martial arts at the age of 9 when he started training in judo.

Blachowicz started his professional MMA journey in 2007 at the age of 24. He fought Marcin Krysztofiak at FCP 3. Blachowicz lost the fight via unanimous decision but bounced back as he entered the KWS 2007 Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal. Blachowicz defeated

Sebastian Olchawa in the quarterfinals. He then defeated Pawel Gasinski in the semi-finals and Daniel Dowda in the final to win the Light Heavyweight Tournament.

He lost his next fight after the tournament win against Andre Fyeet at KSW VII via submission(kimura). But, Jan bounced back as he entered the KSW 2008 Light Heavyweight Tournament. Blachowicz won the tournament after defeating Martin Zawada in the quarterfinals, Antoni Chmielewski in the semi-finals, and Azizi Karaoglu in the final.

Blachowicz won his next 2 fights and then entered the 2009 KSW Light Heavyweight Tournament. He won the tournament after defeating Daniel Tabera via TKO(punches) in the second round.

After winning the tournament, He got a title shot at the vacant KSW Light Heavyweight Championship. against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at KSW 15. Blachowicz lost the fight due to a leg injury incurred during the second round of the fight. He then fought Toni Valtonen at KSW 16 and defeated him in the second round via rear-naked choke to get a rematch against Rameau Theirry Sokoudjou at KSW 17.

Blachowicz defeated Rameau via unanimous decision and became the new KSW Light Heavyweight Championship. Blachowicz then won his next 4-fights and joined the UFC in 2014 with a professional record of 17-3.

Jan Blachowicz UFC

Jan Blachowicz made his UFC debut in 2014 against Ilir Latifi at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story. He won in the first round via TKO. Jan's career took a downturn after the fight as he went 1-4 in his next 5 fights but, he bounced back and defeated Devin Clark at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Till. Following this, he went on a 4-fight-win streak before Thiago Santos stopped him at UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Santos.

Jan again bounced back from the loss and went on a 4-fight win streak and defeated the likes of Luke Rockhold and Corey Anderson before getting a title shot at the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship against Dominick Reyes at UFC 253. Blachowicz dominated Reyes and ended the fight late in the second round via TKO(punches) to become the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

In his first title defense, Blachowicz fought the UFC Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya. Blachowicz outclassed Adesanya and won the fight via unanimous decision. Jan then fought Glover Teixeira at UFC 267. He lost to Teixeira via second-round rear-naked-choke and lost the championship.

Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya

Jan Blachowicz fought Israel Adesanya at UFC 259. This was Blachowicz's first title defense and he easily defeated the UFC Middleweight Champion Adesanya. Jan used his weight and size advantage to outstrike Adesanya on the feet as well as dominate him on the ground to take a Unanimous Decision Victory.

UFC 259: Blachowicz v Adesanya

Jan Blachowicz vs Glover Teixeira

Jan Blachowicz fought Glover Teixeria at UFC 267 for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Glover was able to take down Blachowicz in the first round and maintained the position for the entire first round as Blachowicz tried to but could not get Glover off him. Jan looked to bounce back in the second round but got rocked by a Teixeira right. He retaliated with some punches before Teixeira took him to the ground and gained back control. Jan was unable to stop Teixeira from putting on a rear-naked-choke and submitted to the choke to lose the fight and the championship.

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Jan Blachowicz Career Stats

Current Status:

Jan Blachowicz's current record stands at 29-9. He is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.



Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 8

Wins by Submission:

  1. 9

Wins by Decision:

  1. 11

Current Titles:

  1. None


  1. 78 in (198cm)


  1. 216 lb / 98 kg

Weight Class:

  1. Light Heavyweight

Jan Blachowicz Last Fight

Jan Blachowicz's last fight was against Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on Espn: Blachowicz vs. Rakic on 14th May 2022, for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Blachowicz won the fight in the 3rd round via TKO(knee injury).

Jan Blachowicz Record

Below is the professional MMA record of Jan Blachowicz:

Win29-9Aleksandar RakicTKO (knee injury)UFC on Espn: Blachowicz vs. Rakic14/05/2022
Loss28-9Glover TeixeiraSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 26731/10/2021
Win28-8Israel AdesanyaDecision (Unanimous)UFC 25907/03/2021
Win27-8Dominick ReyesTKO (punches)UFC 25327/09/2020
Win26-8Corey AndersonKO (punch)UFC FIght Nigyt Anderson vs Blachowicz 216/02/2020
Win25-8Jacare SouzaDecision (split)UFC Fight Night Blachowicz vs Jacare17/11/2019
Win24-8Luke RockholdKO(punches)UFC 23907/07/2019
Loss23-8Thiago SantosTKO(punches)UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs Santos23/02/2019
Win23-7Nikita KrylovSubmission(arm-triangle choke)UFC FIght Night: Hunt vs Oleinik15/09/2018
Win22-7Jimi ManuwaDecision (Unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs Volkov18/03/2018
Win21-7Jared CannonierDecision (Unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos17/12/2017
Win20-7Devin ClarkSubmission (rear-naked-choke)UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs Till22/10/2017
Loss19-7Patrick CumminsDecision (majority)UFC 21009/04/2017
Loss19-6Alexander GusatfssonDecision (Unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Arlovksi vs Barnett03/09/2016
Win19-5Igor PokrajacDecision (Unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs dos Santos10/04/2016
Loss18-5Corey AndersonDecision (Unanimous)UFC 19106/09/2015
Loss18-4Jimi ManuwaDecision (Unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Gonzago vs Cro Cop 211/04/2015
Win18-3Ilir LatifiTKO(body kick and punches)UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs Story05/10/2014
Win17-3Goran ReljićDecision (Unanimous)KSW 22: Pride Time16/03/2013
Win16-3Houston AlexanderDecision (Unanimous)KSW 20: Fighting Symphony15/10/2012
Win15-3Mario MirandaDecision (Unanimous)KSW 18: Unfinished Sympathy25/02/2012
Win14-3Rameau Thierry SokoudjouDecision (Unanimous)KSW 17: Revenge26/11/2011
Win13-3Toni ValtonenSubmission (rear-naked choke)KSW 16: Konfrontacja21/05/2011
Loss12-3Rameau Theirry SokoudjouTKO(leg injury)KSW 15: Konfrontacja19/03/2011
Win12-2Daniel TaberaTKO(punches)KSW 14: Judgement Day18/10/2010
Win11-2Nikolai OnikienkoSubmission (rear-naked-choke)KSW 13: Kumite24/06/2010
Win10-2Julio BrutusKO (head kick and punch)KSW 13: Kumite07/05/2010
Win9-2Wojciech OrlowskiSubmission (rear-naked choke)KSW 13: Kumite07/05/2010
Win8-2Maro PerakSubmission (rear-naked choke)KSW 10: Dekalog12/12/2008
Win7-2Christain M'PumbuSubmission (armbar)KSW: Extra13/10/2008
Win6-2Aziz KaraogluSubmission (armbar)KSW 9: Konfrontacja09/05/2008
Win5-2Antoni ChmielewskiSubmission (armbar)KSW 9: Konfrontacja09/05/2008
Win4-2Martin ZawadaDecision (unanimous)KSW 9: Konfrontacja09/05/2008
Loss3-2Andre FyeetSubmission (kimura)KSW 8: Konfrontacja10/11/2007
Win3-1Daniel DowdaTKO (knee and punches)KSW: Elimination15/10/2007
Win2-1Pawel GasinskiTKO(punches)KSW: Elimination15/10/2007
Win1-1Sebastian OlchawaDecision (unanimous)KSW: Elimination15/10/2007
Loss0-1Marcin KrysztofiakDecision (unanimous)FCP 3: Khalidov vs Troeng25/02/2007

Jan Blachowicz News

Alex Pereira opens up on light heavyweight debut against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291, says ‘I was waiting for him’
Alex Pereira opens up on light heavyweight debut against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291, says ‘I was waiting for him’
Will Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya be more evenly matched in a middleweight rematch? Devin Clark speaks (Exclusive)
Will Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya be more evenly matched in a middleweight rematch? Devin Clark speaks (Exclusive)
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Top-ranked light heavyweight "more than happy to welcome" Alex Pereira should Jan Blachowicz not accept his callout
Paulo Costa claims that he would have had to remain a light heavyweight if he faced Jan Blachowicz
Paulo Costa claims that he would have had to remain a light heavyweight if he faced Jan Blachowicz
Last Modified May 23, 2023 03:39 IST