UFC welterweight champion Jan Blachowicz currently has the privilege of resting and following events in the very exciting UFC division on whose throne he is currently. So he could enjoy the fight provided by Jiri Prochazka and Dominick Reyes, the fighter against whom he came to his title.
He saw the victory of the Czechs in a very similar way to the one in which he reached the belt. Technical knockout at the very end of the second round. Prochazka has now been promoted as the main candidate for the next challenger, although it is possible that by September and Jan's fight against Glover Teixeira, many more things will really happen.
But there is no doubt that the champion is impressed by what a fighter from his neighboring state has done. We can best deduce this from Jan’s post on Twitter. "Hey @jiri_bjp. Me vs you in Cieszyn
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Sword vs Katana "Jan wrote Cieszyn is Jan's hometown, in fact, a town of 35,000 inhabitants in the south of Poland.
But much of the reason Jan cited it was that the city is on the very border with the Czech Republic. However, the coincidence is not so big that Jiri's city is close. He comes from Znojmo, a town in the south of the Czech Republic, near the border with Austria.
It’s hard to conclude what the UFC’s next heavyweight plans might be. Somehow, the fight between Prochazka and Aleksandar Rakić for the first challenger seems the most realistic, but Magomed Ankalaev is also knocking on the door, and Anthony Smith proved with his last performances that he is still at the top.
There is enough time until the fight between Blachowicz and Teixeira for the UFC to make the right move. But in case the Brazilian gets injured, it somehow seems that Prochazka has come to the position of the first reserve with this performance.
It’s also certain that Prochazka would love a fight against Blachowicz, given the status Blachowicz currently has in the UFC. But he will certainly have to be patient and wait for a new opportunity. Prochazka was also excellent in the fight against Reyes, he showed that he is in excellent shape and that he can be a threat to any fighter.
If there is a fight between Porchazka and Blachowicz we could watch a really phenomenal match. Still, we must be as patient as Prochazka. Prochazka has now been promoted as the main candidate for the next challenger, although it is possible that by September and Jan's fight against Glover Teixeira, many more things will really happen.