UFC 253 is now a two-title fight pay-per-view, as the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship will be up for grabs between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz. The booking comes days after former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones vacated his belt.
Reyes last competed in February, where he lost a title shot to Jones. The controversial fight saw Jones win via decision, although many argued that Reyes could have won instead. Prior to the loss, Reyes had six-straight wins in the UFC.
Blachowicz has been given a title shot following a hot streak in the division, winning his last three. The most recent of his three was his biggest, stopping Corey “Overtime” Anderson in the first round with punches.
UFC’s September pay-per-view is filling up, with many bookings being confirmed by UFC accounts on Tuesday. Here’s how the entire card looks currently.
Bout 11: Israel Adesanya (19-0) vs. Paulo Costa (13-0) (UFC Middleweight Championship)
Bout 10: Dominick Reyes (12-1) vs. Jan Blachowicz (26-8) (Vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship)
Bout 9: Hakeen Dawodu (11-1-1) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (19-4-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 8: Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-5) vs. Ciryl Gane (6-0) (Heavyweight)
Bout 7: Casey Kenney (14-2-1) vs. Alatengheili (14-7-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 6: Jordan Espinosa (15-7) vs. David Dvorak (18-3) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Donald Cerrone (36-15) vs. Niko Price (14-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 4: Kai Kara-France (21-8) vs. Brandon Royval (11-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Claudia Gadelha (18-4) vs. Yan Xiaonan (12-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 2: Diego Sanchez (30-12) vs. Jake Matthews (16-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 1: Brad Riddell (8-1) vs. Alex da Silva (21-2) (Lightweight)