Who Is Jan Blachowicz’s Wife Dorota Jurkowska?

Published 10/16/2021, 7:25 AM EDT


Jan Blachowicz stunned the world with his title win at UFC 253. While he is currently one of the top fighters today, this was not the case earlier. Back in 2017, he went through a rough career patch, and his UFC career almost came to an end because of several defeats. 

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His girlfriend and now fiance, Dorota Jurkowska, was beside him through thick and thin. She is not only his partner, but also his manager. During Blachowicz’s rocky UFC career, Jurkowska was worried that he might get fired. Hence, he did everything she could to save his job. 

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She said, “I pushed them so hard to give Jan one more chance. I told them that Jan is a huge star in Poland, and I knew they wanted to hold an event in Poland. I told them, ‘He needs to be on this card!’ That was my last argument for him not to be fired.”

Jurkowska’s efforts paid off. He fought against Devin Clark and won through a rear-naked choke. This fight revived his failing UFC career. Ever since then, he has not looked back. After 2017, he has lost just one fight.

In an interview, Blachowicz gave credit to Jurkowska’s efforts and said, “She’s a big part of the success.”

Dorota Jurkowska: Jan Blachowicz’s girlfriend and fiance

Jurkowska is a Polish businesswoman and has a son with Blachowicz, who was born in December 2020. Interestingly, she is not new to the world of combat sports. She happens to be the sister of the former MMA fighter, Lukasz Jurkowski.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 25: Jan Blachowicz of Poland poses on the scale during the UFC 253 weigh-in on September 25, 2020 at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

She has about 22.3k followers on Instagram and regularly posts Blachowicz’s UFC updates, family, and travel pictures. While Jurkowska and Blachowicz are not married, they are engaged.

Jan Blachowicz versus Glover Teixeira

After earning the light heavyweight belt, Blachowicz faced Adesanya and successfully defended the title at UFC 259. He will now fight against Glover Teixeira at UFC 267, which will take place on October 30. 

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 19: Glover Teixeira of Brazil reacts after his submission victory over Karl Roberson in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Barclays Center on January 19, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

In his previous fights, Blachowicz was considered the underdog. However, the limelight is on the Polish fighter this time. 

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Blachowicz versus Teixeira is going to be one fierce fight. While Blachowicz will look to stamp his authority on the division, Teixeira will look to secure a massive win in what could be his final title fight.

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With both sides ready to give their best, this fight is going to be one of the most exciting ones to witness. 

Will the Polish fighter win once again, or will the Brazilian fighter realize UFC gold as a 42-year-old? Let us know in the comments below. 

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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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