Slav of the Week – Jan Błachowicz
Written by Adela Skowronski on March 9, 2021
Slav (ic person) of the Week – Jan Błachowicz!
This past weekend was a proud one for Polish fans of UFC. On Saturday March 6th 2021, Jan Błachowicz managed to retain his title of Light Heavyweight Champion by beating the undefeated Israel Adesanya .
Why was this important? Well, mostly because of Adesanya’s projected path. He was attempting to become the world’s 5th UFC fighter to hold two titles consecutively and had a pretty good shot at it too. Adesanya was 20:0 leading in to Saturday’s fight.
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
But it’s more than just Błachowicz’s win on Saturday that makes us crown him our Super Slav of the week.
His professional MMA record boats 28 wins and just 8 losses. He is also the second Polish champion in UFC history (first one being Joanna Jędrzejczyk ) and the first Polish male UFC champion. With an impressive track record since 2007 and plenty more milestones to accomplish, we’re rooting for you Jan!