Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz fight preview

UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Dominick “The Devastator” Reyes will take on Jan Blachowicz in the UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 253 card.

In this post, we will break down Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 30-year-old, Dominick Reyes is coming in with a 12-1-0 record. Reyes will be fighting for the first time since a loss via unanimous decision against Jon Jones at UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes in February.

Blachowicz, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Corey Anderson on February 8, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Blachowicz and holds a 26-8-0 record.

Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz
30
Age
37
6′ 4″
Height
6′ 2″
205 lbs.
Weight
205 lbs.
77″
Reach
78″
12-1-0
Record
26-8-0
Southpaw
Stance
Orthodox

Dominick Reyes has an southpaw fighting stance with a 77″ reach. The 37-year-old, Jan Blachowicz is an orthodox fighter with a 78″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Dominick Reyes:
→ Reyes’s striking accuracy is 49%.
→ Reyes lands 4.88 significant strikes per minute.
→ Reyes’s takedown accuracy is 16%.
→ Reyes’s takedown average is 0.24 per 15 minutes.
→ Reyes’s takedown defense is 82%.

Reyes comes in with 49% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.88 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Blachowicz fires at 48% accuracy, landing about 3.45 significant strikes per minute. Dominick Reyes also has a 16% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.24 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Blachowicz’s 1.16 takedowns and 65% takedown accuracy.

Jan Blachowicz:
→ Blachowicz’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Blachowicz lands 3.45 significant strikes per minute.
→ Blachowicz’s takedown accuracy is 52%.
→ Blachowicz’s takedown average is 1.16 per 15 minutes.
→ Blachowicz’s takedown defense is 65%.

Jan spent on average 12:01 minutes in the Octagon and Dominick has an average fight time of 9:07 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 253 is live in , who do you think will win, Dominick or Jan? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa
Date
September 26, 2020
Location
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz

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