Jan Blachowicz despatched out a critical assertion to the UFC light-heavyweight division by knocking out Dominick Reyes to say the vacant title on Battle Island.
For the primary time since 2011, a fighter apart from Jon Jones or Daniel Cormier is in possession of the 205lbs title.
Blachowicz left little doubt as to who one of the best on the planet was now with an emphatic efficiency to cease Reyes within the second spherical.
The 37-year-old showcased his large energy from the opening buzzer, touchdown a brutal left kick to the physique which left a nasty bruise.
Reyes regarded to implement his personal recreation at the beginning of the second spherical, but it appeared as if Blachowicz broke his nostril with a piston of a proper hand straight by means of the guard.
Sensing the battle was maybe slipping away from him, the American charged at Blachowicz within the hope of maybe ctaching him throughout a scramble.
But the Pole proved he had the benefit at shut vary as properly, touchdown a sequence of devastating left hooks on the button of the now bloodied Reyes.
Simply seven months after virtually dethroning Jones, the American will now should attempt to climb the rungs of the rankings as soon as once more.
Instantly after the win, Blachowicz known as out Jones, who walked away from the division to attempt to win the heavyweight title.
He turned to the digicam within the octagon and mentioned: “Jon Jones, the place are you? Don’t be a quitter. I’m ready for you.”
Though it stays unclear the place or when ‘Bones’ will battle subsequent, the light-heavyweight division results in Poland for the foreseeable.