Jan Blachowicz could get the next title shot in the light heavyweight division
by ARYAN LAKHANI | VIEW 456
Jan Blachowicz is ready to welcome Alex Pereira in the light heavyweight division; the heated battle is set to take place on 29th July. Blachowicz is hungry for redemption after losing his belt against Glover Teixeira, and one victory from here can get him to his desired title shot.
Blachowicz has been pretty active; he last fought against Magomed Ankalaev, where the judges declared the match a draw. At some point in the future, these fighters will definitely square off again for a rematch.
Jan Blachowicz’s thoughts on fighting Alex Pereira
Recently on The MMA Hour, Jan Blachowicz speaks about his initial reaction when he got offered the fight and revealed that he would be up next for the title shot if he’s successful in securing a victory.
“When I heard that he would come to our division, I just want to fight against him,” Blachowicz said as quoted by mmafighting.com. “I talked with my manager and they did this fight, it was easy. Yeah, I said, ‘OK, give it to me.’ Why not?”.
“If I win the fight, my next fight will be for the title,” Blachowicz further said. “It’s bigger motivation for me, and thanks to Alex that he moved to our category — new blood. “I’d like to know what place I am right now.
It’s very good for me that after this fight, my next fight will be for the title. I’m just happy to take the belt again to Poland”. “His whole fighting career is just amazing,” Blachowicz talks about Alex Pereira.
“I love to fight against fighters like this because I don’t need to look for motivation to prepare for this kind of fighter. “[I want to] check my standup against his standup. I want to check how I’m going to look because he’s one of the best strikers in the world. This is something what I want to know, how my striking is going to look against him”.