Former undisputed mild heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz stays assured of incomes a championship problem following his UFC 291 conflict with Alex Pereira this weekend, saying he’ll use “Polish magic” to defeat the Brazilian.
Blachowicz, the present quantity three mild heavyweight, has been sidelined since headlining UFC 282 in December final 12 months in opposition to Russian challenger Magomed Ankalaev, battling to a draw within the pair’s vacant title showdown.
As for Pereira, the Sao Paulo knockout artist will make his divisional mild heavyweight arc over the weekend at UFC 291 in Utah, returning for the primary time since shedding the middleweight title to widespread enemy Israel Adesanya in April in a second-round knockout loss.
Jan Blachowicz plots title battle with UFC 291 win over Alex Pereira
Anticipating to win a championship conflict in opposition to former division gold holder Jiri Prochazka ought to he emerge with a win over former champion Pereira this weekend in Salt Lake Metropolis, Blachowicz revealed a fairly explicit sport plan to cease the Brazilian’s stint.
“Sure, I take advantage of Polish magic,” Jan Blachowicz stated in an interview with the New York Publish Sports activities. “No, I take advantage of my magic, however solely earlier than my very own battle. I do not use it when somebody (else) is combating. I’ll use it in opposition to (Alex) Pereira, not in opposition to anybody else.
“After this battle both me or Alex – I feel it should be m3e – we’ll have (a) title shot,” defined Jan Blachowicz. “My subsequent battle after Pereira might be, I feel, Jiri Prochazka. So for me, nothing has modified; that is simply it. For now, I am simply specializing in Alex. I do not take into consideration what is going to occur later. (Transcribed by Bloody Elbow)
Profitable the vacant mild heavyweight gold in 2020, Blachowicz notched a thunderous second-round knockout victory over Dominick Reyes, earlier than efficiently defending the title in opposition to then-middleweight champion Israel Adesanya the next 12 months in a choice victory.