Jan Blachowicz Receives Massive, Hero’s Welcome in Poland (Video)

On Saturday, Jan Blachowicz became the second Polish fighter in UFC history to win a title, and he received quite the welcome back home.

After recording the biggest win of his career, and one of the greatest victories in Polish MMA history, Jan Blachowicz received a hero’s welcome upon arriving back home.

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Fans swarm Blachowicz and celebrate at the airport

The longtime contender was booked to battle Dominick Reyes for the vacant, light heavyweight title at UFC 253, on account of a three-fight winning streak that included KO wins over Luke Rockhold and Corey Anderson.

Leading up to the bout, the consensus seemed to be that Blachowicz was definitely a threat to beat Reyes, but the latter would likely prevail. After all, a lot of people scored Reyes’ decision loss to Jon Jones in February for him.

Well, Blachowicz buzzed the MM world by rocking Reyes with a huge shot in round two, and then finishing the deal with follow-up shots. With the championship win, Blachowicz joined now-former strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk as the other Polish fighter to hold UFC gold.

As you can by watching the clip below, a lot of happy, happy fans were in attendance to welcome Blachowicz home.

Who’s next for the new champ?

After his win, Blachowicz called for a bout with the former champ Jones, who dropped the title to pursue a run at heavyweight. “Bones” teased interest in returning to 205 to fight Blachowicz, but chances are he’ll take on the winner of the November 7th, Thiago Santos – Glover Teixeira bout next.

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