Jan Blachowicz Vs Jon Jones at UFC 259
MMA fans have been waiting for years for a match-up between two of the greatest welterweights in the world – Jan Blachowicz and Jon Jones. Now it looks like their epic clash will take place at UFC 259 on November 17. Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming bout.
Interview with Jan Blachowicz
Having lost the UFC light heavyweight title to Glover Teixeira last year, Jan Blachowicz has been on the lookout for a way to reclaim his crown. The two men are scheduled to meet in Abu Dhabi on October 30. This will be Blachowicz’s second title defense. He has won six of his last seven fights, including a win over Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on ESPN 36.
In the UFC, there are several contenders for the 205 pound title. Blachowicz, Glover Teixeira, and Magomed Ankalaev are all on the radar. Although Teixeira hasn’t won a fight in over a year, he is considering retiring at the end of the year. Ankalaev, meanwhile, has been one of the best in the UFC in recent memory. Ankalaev’s only loss came when Paul Craig beat him in his UFC debut.
Blachowicz has the distinction of being the first man to hold the 205lb belt after Jon Jones moved on to the heavyweight division. He is currently the #2 ranked light heavyweight in the UFC.
Match-up with Jiri Prochazka
Defending UFC light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka has suffered the worst shoulder injury in the promotion’s history. His injury happened during training camp in the United States. The UFC has announced that he will not be defending the title in the UFC 282 main event against Glover Teixeira.
The UFC has also announced that Jan Blachowicz will be replacing him on the card. This match-up will be for the vacant light heavyweight title. This fight was originally intended to be a co-headliner, but the two sides decided it was not in the best interest of their competitors.
If you haven’t heard of Prochazka, you should know that he’s a 30-year-old Czech orthodox fighter who won the inaugural Rizin Light Heavyweight Championship at 86 kilograms. He has a long list of memorable moments.
For starters, he won the “Fight of the Night” award for his performance at UFC 275. He landed more than three significant strikes per minute, and he scored a last-second rear-naked choke submission to win the contest.
Scheduled to face Magomed Ankalaev
MMA fans will have their chance to get a glimpse of a second light heavyweight title fight on December 10 when Jan Blachowicz will defend his title against Magomed Ankalaev in the main event of UFC 282 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout is set to air on ESPN+.
The fight will be the final pay-per-view of the year and it is being promoted as an undisputed light heavyweight title fight. The main event is scheduled for three rounds. The card has been altered slightly. The original main event was to feature Jiri Prochazka versus Glover Teixeira. However, the bout was postponed.
Ankalaev is considered to be one of the best fighters in the division. He has won nine straight fights, including a victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 277 in July.
Ankalaev is a strong, consistent striker who can also do some fight-changing damage. He is one of many fighters from Dagestan who have made their name in the MMA world. He is a sharp counter-puncher who possesses a savage top control game.
UFC 259 – Blachowicz vs Adesanya
MMA fans can expect an epic battle in the UFC 259 main event. The two champions will face each other in hopes of proving they’re the best in the world. The fight is expected to be the biggest card of the year.
Jan Blachowicz is the current light heavyweight champion. He’s won five of his eight fights, including three knockout victories. He’s a well-rounded fighter who loves the stand-up game. He also has a passion for testing himself against the best strikers in the world.
Israel Adesanya, the middleweight champion, has an undefeated record. He’s won nine of his 10 UFC fights. He’s aiming to become the quickest fighter to win both middleweight and light heavyweight titles. He’s waiting to face the winner of the UFC 260 Heavyweight title fight.
Jon Jones is a former light heavyweight champion. He’s a two-time UFC Hall of Fame inductee. He’s also been arrested and charged with injuring his fiancee’s vehicle. He hasn’t lost inside the Octagon, and is considered by many to be the greatest striking MMA fighter of all time.