Jan Blachowicz expresses frustration over controversial loss to Alex Pereira at UFC 291. Despite setbacks, Blachowicz remains determined to bounce back.
Jan Blachowicz’s Controversial Loss at UFC 291
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz is left puzzled by the scoring of his recent fight against Alex Pereira. Blachowicz, who lost to Pereira by split decision in the co-main event, believes he was robbed of the victory. The fight was a back-and-forth battle, with Pereira winning two rounds on two judges’ scorecards. Blachowicz started strong but faded as the fight progressed, allowing Pereira to outpoint him and secure the decision win.
Blachowicz, 40, was hoping to bounce back from a draw against Magomed Ankalaev in his previous fight. However, the loss to Pereira adds to his recent string of disappointments. Despite his setbacks, Blachowicz remains determined and has no plans of retiring.
In a recent tweet, Blachowicz expressed his frustration with the judges’ decision. He called them a ‘bunch of thieves’ and thanked his fans for their support. Blachowicz believes he deserved the win and regrets leaving it in the hands of the judges.
A Former Champion’s Struggles
Blachowicz’s career has taken a downturn since losing his title to Glover Teixeira at UFC 267. Although he managed to defeat Aleksandar Rakic in May 2022, he has since experienced three losses in his last four fights. Despite these setbacks, Blachowicz was once considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, with notable victories over Israel Adesanya and Dominick Reyes.
Despite the recent setbacks, Blachowicz remains determined to make a comeback. He understands the importance of his next fight in the crowded light heavyweight division. A win in his next UFC appearance is crucial for his chances of reclaiming his championship-level status.