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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 39 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 60 more professional rounds, 87 to Reyes' 27.
Błachowicz vs Reyes form
Blachowicz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Glover Teixeira at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight.
Previous to that, he had won against Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had defeated Corey Anderson at UFC on ESPN+ 25 on 15th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, United States.
He had won against Ronaldo Souza at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Reyes had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jon Jones at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Chris Weidman at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at TD Garden, Boston.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had won against 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.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jan Blachowicz had been fighting more than Dominick Reyes.
Going to this contest, Jan Blachowicz had last fought 6 months and 17 days ago, while Dominick Reyes' last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 21 days ago.
Blachowicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Reyes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.