UFC light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz is again in motion this weekend when he takes on Glover Teixeira on Battle Island.
The final time we noticed Polish Energy was again in March at UFC 259 the place he retained his title towards Israel Adesanya, the beforehand unbeaten UFC middleweight champion who was searching for double title standing.
The burden distinction between the pair was actually pronounced. Adesanya struggled his option to 200lbs on the weigh-in whereas Blachowicz was round 220lbs come combat night time.
Because of the expert putting of Adesanya, it was nonetheless a reasonably tight affair. Nevertheless, two takedowns from Blachowicz – one coming at a significant time within the ultimate spherical – secured the victory.
BT Sport have launched a video of former light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov embracing Blachowicz after the bout and, unsurprisingly, he lavished reward on the grappling.
“Thanks for the help, respect it,” Blachowicz advised Khabib after they embraced backstage.
“It was an ideal combat, nice takedown,” Khabib began. “ why you win? Two takedowns. Takedowns is wrestling! Wrestling is energy.”
Khabib has been retired since defeating Justin Gaethje on Battle Island virtually one yr in the past.
UFC president Dana White has tried to lure the Russian again into the octagon, however The Eagle says nothing excites him about that division proper now.
At UFC 260 to shut out the yr in December, Dustin Poirier will problem Charles Oliveira for the light-weight title.
As an alternative, Khabib is teaching on the American Kickboxing Academy along with his coach, Javier Mendez.
Considered one of his greatest associates and coaching companions, Islam Makhachev, has gained eight in a row and is ranked fifth within the light-weight ranks.
For Blachowicz, if he will get previous Teixeira, challengers like Jiri Prochazka and Aleksandar Rakic are extraordinarily harmful opponents at 205lbs.