SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Jan Blachowicz is unhappy with the outcome of his UFC 291 showdown this weekend (Sat., July 29, 2023) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The former Light Heavyweight champion was unsuccessful in spoiling Alex Pereira’s 205-pound debut in the pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, dropping a razor-thin split decision to “Poatan” inside Delta Center (see scorecard here).
Hours after his fight, Blachowicz claimed he was “robbed.”
“Bunch of thieves, they robbed me,” Blachowicz wrote on social media. “Anyway, thank you all for your support. I’ll be back #LegendaryPolishPower.”
It was a close fight that could have gone either way. Despite the Polish fighter landing a takedown in the final minute of the fight, Blachowicz ultimately lost on the judge's scorecards because of damage. Indeed, 22 out of 26 media members scored the fight for Pereira, according to MMADecisions.com (we did as well).
With the split decision, Blachowicz lost his shot to challenge for the vacant Light Heavyweight title that Jamahal Hill had just vacated because of a ruptured Achilles. He also more than likely lost his No. 3 ranking in the division.
Blachowicz is now 1-2-1 since losing the Light Heavyweight belt to Pereira’s coach and teammate, Glover Teixeira, via shocking submission.
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