Jan Blachowicz, the former UFC light heavyweight champion, has been recognized for his outstanding achievements in the sport by being awarded the prestigious ‘Herakles’ Award for Player of the Year 2022 in Poland. It is a significant honor to highlight his dedication and success in the field of mixed martial arts.
Blachowicz’s achievements do not stop there, as he has set his sights on regaining light heavyweight gold. The Polish fighter has proven himself to be a fierce competitor and is known for his impressive striking abilities and powerful grappling techniques.
Jan Blachowicz, who is currently ranked as the third best fighter in the 205-pound weight class, announced on Twitter that he has been awarded the prestigious ‘Herakles’ Award for Player of the Year 2022 in Poland. Despite this remarkable achievement, Blachowicz has already set his sights on an even greater goal – regaining the UFC light heavyweight championship. He remarked:
“Herakles Award for the 2022 Polish Fighter of the Year. Last year was really hard for me. Despite what happened, I ended it with a win and a draw that was so close. I will continue to constantly work hard to bring THE belt to Poland for the 2nd time. We keep working!”
Joanna Jędrzejczyk, a former trailblazing Polish UFC strawweight champion, was also recognized for her outstanding achievements in the sport by being awarded the prestigious ‘Herakles’ Award in 2016. It is a significant honor to highlight her dedication and success in the field of mixed martial arts.
Terrance McKinney reckons Jamahal Hill can beat Jiri Prochazka in a potential light heavyweight title showdown
Terrance McKinney, a UFC lightweight fighter, has expressed his confidence in Jamahal Hill’s ability to defeat Jiri Prochazka in a potential title fight. Prochazka had to relinquish his light heavyweight title in December due to a severe shoulder injury that required immediate surgery, leaving him out of action for at least six months. To prevent holding up the division, the Czech fighter voluntarily vacated the 205-pound strap.
The 155-pounder predicted:
During Prochazka’s absence, Magomed Ankalaev and Jan Blachowicz fought to a split draw for the vacant title. Later on, Hill and Glover Teixeira battled for the championship at UFC 283, and Hill emerged victorious, putting on an impressive display against the veteran Brazilian mixed martial artist.
‘Sweet Dreams,’ dominated Teixeira across all five rounds, with all three judges scoring in his favor. This performance was a defining moment in Hill’s career as he claimed the undisputed 205-pound championship. With this win, Hill has established himself as a top contender in the light heavyweight division, and many fans and fighters, including McKinney, believe that he has what it takes to defeat Prochazka in a potential title bout.