“After the fight I was on the plane back to Poland, I don’t know, 10 hours after the fight or so, and my fiancee is also my manager and she got a text from the UFC asking if I wanted to fight Israel Adesanya. in December, ”Blachowicz recalled. “I say what? Come on, I have to celebrate now. But okay, no problem, we can do it, but in March, because in December my son will be born.
Moments after reading the text, Blachowicz stepped off the plane in Poland to be greeted by a crowd of congratulating supporters. This type of reception is something Blachowicz had envisioned for his entire UFC career and, for a brief moment, it allowed him to forget about fighting the man who made the front page of UFC 253.
A date has been set for Blachowicz to defend his newly won title against Adesanya at UFC 259 on March 6. Other fights on the card include Amanda Nunes against Megan Anderson for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship and Petr Yan against Aljamain Sterling for the UFC bantamweight title.
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UFC 259 will only be the seventh time in UFC history that three title fights have taken place in a single event. And that made Blachowicz even more excited, knowing he would be headlining such a stacked event.
But before he could enter full combat mode, Blachowicz needed to focus his attention on his family and what they needed to do to prepare for the arrival of his firstborn.
Immediately after the birth of her son, Blachowicz went straight to the combat camp. He slept in a different room from his fiancée Dorota Jurkowska and Jan Jr. and he relied on his family and friends to help make the busy time as smooth as possible.