Has Jan Blachowicz Ever Lost in His Career at the UFC?

Published 10/10/2021, 4:13 AM EDT
RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO – FEBRUARY 15: Jan Blachowicz of Poland walks to the Octagon prior to his light heavyweight bout against Corey Anderson during the UFC Fight Night event at Santa Ana Star Center on February 15, 2020 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Jan Blachowicz is one of the most dominant competitors in the UFC’s light heavyweight class and is the holder of the light heavyweight championship. The fighter has an impressive professional MMA record of 28 victories and 8 defeats.

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So the answer is, yes, Jan Blachowicz has lost in his professional MMA career and his UFC career.

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Jan Blachowicz: UFC losses

In his MMA career, Jan Blachowicz has suffered 8 losses. Five of his eight losses have come in his time at the UFC. His first setback came in his second UFC matchup when he lost to Jimi Manuwa by unanimous decision. The Polish fighter lost his next bout to Corey Anderson, making it his second loss in a row.

After one win against Igor Pokrajac, ‘The Polish Power’ went down to Alexander Gustafsson. In his next outing, Patrick Cummins beat him via a majority decision. With four defeats in 5 fights, he was on the verge of getting cut.

Subsequently, he turned his career around and has won 8 of his last nine fights. The sole blemish in this run came courtesy of Thiago Santos. Given his form, Jan Blachowicz earned a shot at the divisional title.

Jan Blachowicz becomes the UFC champion

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At UFC 253, Blachowicz competed for the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship against Dominick Reyes. He won the battle by TKO in the second round and has held the title ever since.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 27: Jan Blachowicz of Poland celebrates after defeating Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

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At UFC 259, ‘The Polish Power’ defended his title against “The Last Stylebender“, securing a unanimous decision. Thus, he became the first person to beat Israel Adesanya in MMA.

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Jan Blachowicz is now slated to face Glover Teixeira in the main event at UFC 267 for the UFC light heavyweight title. This will be the second time that he will defend his belt.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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