“First title defence for Reyes”, “Going to be good” – Fans react to Jan Blachowicz vs Dominick Reyes for Light Heavyweight title at UFC 253

Dominick Reyes takes on Jan Blachowicz for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight title

Jon Jones vacated the UFC Light Heavyweight title and we will see Jan Blachowicz take on Dominick Reyes fat UFC 253

Jon Jones finally confirmed his decision to vacate the UFC Light Heavyweight title after dominating the division for years.

Bones is considered as the greatest MMA athlete and is expected to move up to the Heavyweight division. Stipe Miocic would be in his sights after Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier to keep his title.

Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes was one of the great fights in recent UFC history
Dominick Reyes and Jon Jones in their UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout during UFC 247 (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

However, there was confusion about who would get the Light Heavyweight title. The UFC moved quickly to announce a huge fight at UFC 253.

Dominick Reyes will take on Jan Blachowicz for the vacant title. Reyes had fought Jones in his last clash and suffered the first loss of his career.

However, many believed that Reyes had won the fight and the American was keen on a rematch with Jones.

Blachowicz, for his part, has 26 wins and eight losses to his name. The Polish star is on a three-fight win streak and last defeated Corey Anderson in February 2020.

A big match to decide the champion

Jones switching divisions does open a lot of possibilities for the Light Heavyweight one. Anthony Johnson was another star who recently decided to make a comeback into the promotion, and it will be interesting to see how UFC 253 goes.

Reyes has looked good in his MMA career and the loss to Jones was a close call. However, Blachowicz has a ton of experience under his belt, and he has just one loss in his last eight fights.

This has the makings of a super fight and many fans had their say regarding the clash. Some believed that Reyes is the true champion coming into this and this would be his title defence.

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