|Summary:||Well-rounded, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai|
|Fights Out Of:||Poznan Poland|
|Height:||6' 2" ( 187 cm )|
|Weight:||205 lb ( 93 kg )|
Jan Blachowicz talks about his Octagon debut backstage with UFC correspondent Caroline Pierce. The polish power house talks about how he was able to finish Ilir Latifi in such dominating fashion.Oct 04, 2014 1:15
Oct 04, 2014
Oct 03, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
TRAINING: I train twice a day in the late morning and then in the late afternoon. Depending on the period of preparations, I'm working on strength, conditioning, technique and sparring. Between training sessions I'm taking a nap and taking my dogs for a long walk to the forest - it makes me relax.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I turned professional in MMA in 2007
What ranks and titles have you held? Amateur Muay Thai Champion of the World, Korea 2008, KSW Light Heavyweight Title Holder
Do you have any heroes? The Witcher – a character from the fantasy book.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? When I got to the UFC, the first thing on my mind was "finally, my biggest dream is starting to come true." I was working really hard for this my whole life and it's a great feeling. I can't wait for my debut.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated as a civil engineer technician.
What was your job before you started fighting? Security guard at the clubs.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Several Muay Thai, grappling, and jiu-jitsu titles
• Pro since 2007
• Five wins by KO, seven by submission
• Six first round finishes
• On six-fight winning streak – four of those wins are over UFC vets Goran Reljic, Houston Alexander, Mario Miranda, Sokoudjou
• Last loss was to Sokoudjou in 2011; the defeat was avenged eight months later