The outcome of the recent light heavyweight clash between Jan Blachowicz and Alex Pereira confused some as they thought Blachowicz was the clear winner. Chael Sonnen is one of the selected few who thought Jan Blachowicz was the winner.
Fans had higher expectations from the match, and the fighting performance failed to match up to the expectations because it wasn’t explosive enough. Alex Pereira won the match against Blachowicz via split decision, and there is a strong chance for him to end up getting the title shot next.
As far as Blachowicz is concerned, he may fight someone from the top 5 next, the recent loss has made the journey to the title fight a little longer. After the recent match, Pereira updated his professional MMA record to 8-2, and Blachowicz is now 29-10-1.
Chael Sonnen on Blachowicz vs Pereira
In a recent YouTube video, Chael Sonnen justifies why he thinks Alex Pereira lost the match against Jan Blachowicz with valid reasoning. “There’s no reasonable world where Alex Pereira won that fight and that’s not Chael’s opinion.
That’s math,” Sonnen said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “He lost Rounds 1 and 3”. “It was wrong, It wasn’t a robbery. I have seen worse. It was wrong. There is nothing by the numbers that could get you to the conclusion that Alex won.
You can look at takedowns, you could look at attempts, you could look at strikes, you could look at kicks, you could look at defense and see who slipped more punches. “There was nothing by the numbers that could get you to a belief that Alex won.
Sonnen further said: The judges factored in a criteria, and they’re known to do this. It’s just not within the rules, of fatigue. Jan Blachowicz was exhausted and Alex was not. Jan Blachowicz could not move and Alex could”.