Jan Blachowicz vowed to fight Magomed Ankalaev

Jan Blachowicz vowed to fight Magomed Ankalaev

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz is not worried about the fact that he will come out as a clear underdog in the upcoming fight against Magomed Ankalaev, in which the vacant championship belt will be played.

“I’m always an underdog, so I don’t care,” Blachowicz told The Schmo. “I will just go out and do my job – win the fight, celebrate, and bring the championship belt back to Poland. This is what I want to do and will certainly do. I don’t care if I’m an underdog or not.”

According to Blachowicz, it is to his advantage that the duel with Ankalaev turned from a three-round one into a five-round one.

“I prefer five rounds. I like this distance. Three rounds is not enough for me. Everything is happening too fast. In five rounds we have a little more time. I have more five-round fights, so experience is on my side. I know when to take a break and where to step up, so for me this is a positive change.”

The UFC light heavyweight title has become vacant after the reigning division champion Jiri Prochaska suffered a severe shoulder injury and decided to vacate the belt. As a result, the Blachowicz-Ankalaev Candidates bout received championship status and was declared the main event of UFC 282, which will take place on December 10 in Las Vegas.

Source: https://fighttime.ru/news/item/30159-yan-blakhovich-dal-obeshchanie-na-boj-s-magomedom-ankalaevym.html?rand=19907