Jan Błachowicz Net Worth 2021, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, UFC Next Fight

Jan Blachowicz net worth

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Introduction

Jan Błachowicz is a Polish professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. A professional since 2007, he also competed for KSW and is the former KSW Light Heavyweight Champion. He is the second Polish champion in UFC history, after Joanna Jędrzejczyk, and the first male Polish champion. As of May 17, 2021, he is #7 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Early Life

NameJan Błachowicz
Net Worth$5 million
ProfessionMixed martial artist
Height1.88M
Age38 years
Jan Błachowicz net worth

Jan Maciej Błachowicz was born on February 24, 1983(age 38 years) in Cieszyn. Poland. His parents are Stanisław Błachowicz and Krystyna Błachowicz. While growing up in Cieszyn, Błachowicz started training martial arts – initially judo at the age of nine – due to the influence of action movies.

Mixed martial arts career

Błachowicz entered in KSWs inaugural <95 kg (209 lb) Tournament at KSW 9. Defeating three opponents in one night, Błachowicz was able to claim the tournament crown. His first opponent was Martin Zawada, who he defeated by unanimous decision. Błachowicz was able to defeat his next two opponents by armbar, including the notable opponent Antoni Chmielewski. He went on to defeat Christian M’Pumbu four months later via armbar, before defeating previously unbeaten Maro Perak in December 2008.

Looking to expand his horizons after the very successful year 2008, Błachowicz accepted the invitation of Tomasz Drwal and joined him at the Throwdown Training Center in San Diego for a few months. He agreed to temporarily fight at Heavyweight, against Lloyd Marshbanks under the War Gods banner, but the event was cancelled. Despite suffering a serious knee injury in July, Błachowicz continued his training, as he agreed to fight “somewhere in Mexico”. About three weeks later, his knee suddenly popped in training when executing a takedown. The anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee was destroyed, making a knee reconstruction after his return to Poland inevitable.

Return to MMA

Błachowicz was planning his comeback fight in March against Aleksandar Radosavljevic at WFC 10, but decided to withdraw and was replaced by fellow KSW TEAM member Antoni Chmielewski. After finally returning from the knee injury and 17 months layoff, Błachowicz entered into the second KSW <95 kg tournament. Błachowicz had to face two opponents in the same night. His first opponent was the undefeated Brazilian Julio Brutus.

Jan Błachowicz was able to knock Brutus out with a high kick-right hook combination at 3:40 in the first round. In the semifinal, Błachowicz submitted his training partner Wojciech Orłowski with a rear-naked choke after just 1:37.
In the meantime, Błachowicz took a fight on a few days notice against Nikolai Onikienko and submitted him in the second round.

He then faced Daniel Tabera in the final of the tournament at KSW XIV, winning via TKO in the second round and becoming once again the KSW Light Heavyweight Tournament Champion. Błachowicz then faced Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou for the vacant KSW Light Heavyweight Championship at KSW XV. He lost the fight via TKO, being unable to answer the bell for the third round because of his injured leg.

Błachowicz had a rematch with Sokoudjou at KSW XVII. He won the bout via unanimous decision to become the new KSW Light Heavyweight Champion. His next three fights in KSW were against Mario Miranda, Houston Alexander and Goran Reljic, and all three he won by unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

In January 2014, after completing a 17–3 record on the European scene, Błachowicz signed a contract to fight in the light heavyweight division of the UFC. In his UFC debut, Błachowicz faced Ilir Latifi on October 4, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 53. He won the fight via TKO in the first round. Błachowicz faced Jimi Manuwa on April 11, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 64. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Jan Błachowicz was expected to face Anthony Johnson on September 5, 2015, at UFC 191. However, Johnson was pulled from the bout on July 30 in favour of a fight with Jimi Manuwa at the event. In turn, Błachowicz instead faced Corey Anderson on the same card. He lost the fight by unanimous decision (30–25, 30–25, and 29–26). Błachowicz next faced Igor Pokrajac on April 10, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 86. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Błachowicz faced Alexander Gustafsson on September 3, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 93. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. He was expected to face Ovince Saint Preux on February 4, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 104. However, he pulled out on January 21 due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Volkan Oezdemir.

Błachowicz was quickly rescheduled and faced Patrick Cummins on April 8, 2017, at UFC 210. After a strong first-round where he rocked Cummins on multiple occasions, Błachowicz soon fell to Cummins’ wrestling and his own lack of stamina in the second and third rounds. He lost the bout by majority decision.

Błachowicz faced Devin Clark on October 21, 2017, at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till. He won the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the second round. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

Błachowicz faced Jared Cannonier on December 16, 2017, at UFC on Fox 26. He won the fight via unanimous decision. He faced Jimi Manuwa in a rematch on March 17, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 127. He won the fight via unanimous decision. The win also earned him his first Fight of the Night bonus award.

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Błachowicz faced Nikita Krylov on September 15, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 136. He won the fight via arm-triangle choke submission in the second round. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

Błachowicz faced Thiago Santos on February 23, 2019, at UFC Fight Night 145. Błachowicz was caught with a counter in the third round and lost by TKO, marking the first time in his MMA career that he has been stopped due to strikes.

Jan Błachowicz faced Luke Rockhold on July 6, 2019, at UFC 239. He won the fight via knockout in the second round. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award. Błachowicz then faced Ronaldo Souza on November 16, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 22. He won the fight by a split decision.

Błachowicz faced Corey Anderson on February 15, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 167 in a rematch of their previous bout. Błachowicz won the bout via first-round knockout. The victory earned him his fourth Performance of the Night bonus award.

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

Błachowicz faced Dominick Reyes for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship on September 27, 2020, at UFC 253. He won the fight via TKO in the second round to become the new UFC Light Heavyweight champion. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

Błachowicz defended the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship against current UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya on March 6, 2021, at UFC 259. He won the fight via unanimous decision, becoming the first person to defeat Adesanya in mixed martial arts.

Girlfriend

Jan Błachowicz is in a relationship with longtime girlfriend Dorota Jurkowska, they have a son together. Błachowicz confirmed the birth of his son on December 15, 2020. However, Błachowicz was expected to make his second title defence against Glover Teixeira at UFC 266 on September 25, 2021. However, the bout was postponed and moved to October 30, 2021, at UFC 267.

Jan Błachowicz net worth

How much is Jan Błachowicz worth? Jan Błachowicz net worth is estimated at around $5 million as of 2021. His main source of income is from his UFC career. However, Błachowicz is a close friend of former UFC fighter Tomasz Drwal, they were training together at the Throwdown Training Center in San Diego when he suffered his knee injury in 2009. Some time ago he moved to Warsaw with his girlfriend, changing his long-time club Octagon Rybnik to Paweł Nastula’s club. He also occasionally trains in Alliance MMA with names such as Alexander Gustafsson, Phil Davis, Joey Beltran, and Dominick Cruz.