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Who won Błachowicz vs Reyes?
Jan Blachowicz beat Dominick Reyes by , during the co-main event of UFC 253, on Saturday 26th September 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jan Blachowicz.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
This contest was for the UFC light heavyweight championship.
Błachowicz vs Reyes stats
Jan Blachowicz stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Dominick Reyes made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Blachowicz had a large advantage in power over Reyes, boasting at 27% knock out percentage over Reyes' 0%.
Jan Blachowicz was the older man by 7 years, at 38 years old.
Reyes had a height advantage of 2 inches over Blachowicz. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Blachowicz was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 34 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 7 years and 9 months earlier than Reyes, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 55 more professional rounds, 82 to Reyes' 27.
Błachowicz vs Reyes form
Reyes had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Chris Weidman at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ovince St. Preux at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Jared Cannonier at UFC Fight Night 129 on 19th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile.
He had won against Joachim Christensen at UFC Fight Night 112 on 25th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, United States.
Blachowicz's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Reyes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.