When Will Jan Blachowicz Face Jon Jones in the UFC?

Published 10/11/2021, 8:45 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)


Jon Jones has undoubtedly been one of the best fighters in the light heavyweight division. An opportunity to fight with Jones is what any fighter would dream of as he has been one of the most dominant fighters in the division.

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In the past, like any other fighter, Jan Blachowicz too dreamed of fighting and defeating Jones. Blachowicz is himself one of the top fighters in the light heavyweight division, and a fight between the two would be an exciting one. However, this narrative seems to have taken a turn because, in an interview, he revealed that he is no more interested in fighting Jones.

Jones was last seen in the octagon at UFC 247 and has been missing in action ever since. As a result, Blachowicz seems to have moved on. In an interview, he said, “I think Jon Jones, this conversation is over. It’s not making sense to talk about him anymore. I don’t know. Maybe he doesn’t fight anymore, anywhere at heavyweight or light heavyweight. I don’t think so.”

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Speaking about his previous intent to defeat Jones, he said, “A half year ago, it would be a different way — ‘I have to beat him, I’ll find him somewhere and beat him.”

While the light heavyweight division has many outstanding fighters, Jones’ absence is still definitely a loss. The fighter also runs a risk of becoming irrelevant in the UFC arena as the light heavyweight division is booming. However, when Jones returns, it would be interesting for fans to watch him fight Blachowicz.

Jan Blachowicz vs Jon Jones: A dream match

Jon Jones gave up his UFC light heavyweight title back in 2020, in order to shift to heavyweight. Despite this, he is yet to make a return. He has been on the sidelines for a long time but is expected to return in 2022. He revealed on Twitter that he was preparing to move to the heavyweight division. Facing top fighters like Francis Ngannou, Alexander Volkov and Stipe Miocic can ensure a smashing return for Jones. 

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On the other hand, Blachowicz is not completely closed off to a fight with Jones but is focusing more on other fights in the light heavyweight division. He will fight Teixeira at UFC 267. Thus, it seems like a match between Blachowicz and Jones won’t be happening anytime soon. However, there is always a possibility that both incredibly skilled fighters may cross paths in the future. 

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While Jones has lost just one fight in his entire fighting career, Blachowicz has lost eight. It would be an absolute delight for UFC and MMA enthusiasts to watch the two fighters together in the octagon. Who do you think will dominate the fight? Let us know in the comments. 

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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