- Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz is challange for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 253.
- Reyes is a heavy betting favorite (-250) to the underdog Jan Blachowicz (+175).
- We preview the latest odds for Reyes vs Blachowicz and give our prediction below.
The UFC Light Heavyweight division is getting a fresh start, with the departure of Jon Jones to heavyweight. Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz will serve as the co-main to Izzy vs Costa, with odds on that bout here.
Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz Odds
According to the latest UFC 253 odds Dominick Reyes has a 71.4% chance of defeating Jan Blachowicz. That means if you wagered $250 you could net $100. For Blachowicz as the underdog, you can risk $100 to win $175, if he get’s his hand raised at UFC 253.
Reyes vs Blachowicz Prediction
Dominick Reyes’s first title defense? That’s how many feel, after Jones squeeked a decision win at UFC 247. Stylistically this is an intriguing match-up with Reyes having the edge in terms of footwork and being so athletic for a MMA fighter.
Jan Blachowicz was next in line for Jon Jones, if he didn’t vacat the title. Which makes it only fair to give the UFC veteran a title shot. The edge Blachowicz has is for counter-striking and he also has a slight reach advantage.
He has improved as the years have went on, proving he is elite in the light heavyweight division. He’s currently on a three-win fight streak with wins over Luke Rockhold, Ronaldo Souza and Corey Anderson. From this, we know Blachowicz is usually overlooked by the oddsmakers.
Expect both fighters to be patient in the early rounds, Reyes will chip away at Jan and pick him apart. Blachowicz has a better ground game, but expect Reyes takedown defense be enough to with stand the Polish powerhouse.
We believe the betting line for Reyes vs Blachowicz should be even closer than it currently is. However, Reyes has the added experience after being in their for five-rounds with Jones. His chin will be vital against Blachowicz, which could be the game-changer if this becomes a war.