UFC 259 free fight: Jan Blachowicz starches Dominick Reyes to win light heavyweight title
Jan Blachowicz’s legendary Polish power was on full display in the biggest fight of his career.
After Jon Jones vacated the title, Blachowicz was paired up with Dominick Reyes for the vacant light heavyweight belt at UFC 253 this past September at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Blachowicz went into the fight as a sizable underdog, but was quickly able to put that to rest. He mixed up his attack early, but it was the body kicks that paid the most dividends. Blachowicz was able to mark up Reyes’ body with brutal kicks, helping him set up some big combinations up top.
A left high kick by Blachowicz smashed Reyes’ nose in, prompting him to ramp up the aggression. Caught in a fire fight, Blachowicz was able to land a short counter left which rocked Reyes and he put the finishing touches with some ground and pound.
Blachowicz (27-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) returns to action March 6 when he puts his title on the line against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) in the UFC 259 main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Before he faces Adesanya, relive Blachowicz’s finish of Reyes in the video above.