A UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout for the vacant title between former title challenger Dominick Reyes and former KSW Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Błachowicz is finally taking place at UFC 253.
Former two-time champion Jon Jones vacated the belt on August 17, citing issues with the UFC over salary negotiation and the desire to compete at heavyweight.
Dominick Reyes, who most recently faced Jon Jones on February 8, 2020 for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 247. He lost the fight via a controversial unanimous decision. 14 of 21 media outlets scored the contest for Reyes, while only 7 scored it for Jones.
Now, he will met Jan Blachowicz who last faced Corey Anderson on February 15, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 167 in a rematch of their previous bout. Błachowicz won the bout via first-round knockout. The victory earned him his fourth Performance of the Night bonus award
UFC 253 is headlined by a battle between undefeated stars Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa for the undisputed middleweight championship that will air on PPV on ESPN+.
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