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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 vacant UFC light heavyweight championship.
Błachowicz vs Reyes stats
Jan Blachowicz stepped into the octagon 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 cage 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%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Blachowicz had a massive advantage over Reyes, boasting at 35% submission rate 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 59 more professional rounds, 87 to Reyes' 28.
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 won against 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Luke Rockhold at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Thiago Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 3 on 23rd February 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.
He had defeated Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night 136 on 15th September 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Olimpiyskiy Arena, Moscow, Russia.
Reyes had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated 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.
Before that, 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.
He had won against Jared Cannonier at UFC Fight Night 129 on 19th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile.
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 2 years, 9 months and 14 days ago, while Dominick Reyes' last outing had been 2 years, 9 months and 21 days ago.
Blachowicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Reyes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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