Ilir Latifi Welcomes Jan Blachowicz to Octagon at UFC Fight Night in Sweden

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jul 30, 2014
Before he signed with the UFC, Jan Blachowicz made his mark in KSW. | Piotr Pedziszewski /

Former KSW light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz will make his UFC debut against Ilir Latifi when the promotion returns to Sweden on Oct. 4.

UFC officials announced the light heavyweight bout on Wednesday morning. UFC Fight Night Sweden Sweden takes place in Stockholm and also includes a welterweight matchup pitting Amir Sadollah against Nicholas Musoke.

Blachowicz enters his initial Octagon foray having lost just three times in 20 professional appearances. The 31-year-old Pole has competed almost exclusively for KSW during his career, racking up victories over the likes of Christian M’Pumbu, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Houston Alexander and Goran Reljic, to name a few.

After falling to Gegard Mousasi on short-notice in his first UFC appearance, Latifi has posted consecutive first-round finishes in his last two outings. “The Sledgehammer” tapped Cyrille Diabate with a guillotine choke in March before knocking out Chris Dempsey at UFC Fight Night “McGregor vs. Brandao” earlier this month.

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