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Jan "Polish Power" Blachowicz has the LOWEST KO rate of all lightheavyweights

Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by JJCc, Aug 5, 2021.

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Is Jan one of the weakest KO artists in the UFC?

  1. Yes

    21.7%
  2. No

    78.3%
  1. JJCc Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Jan 36 fights; 8 Ko: 22.22% KO

    #1 Glover: 38 fights; 19 ko; 50% KO
    #2 Jiri: 32 fights; 25 ko; 78% KO
    #3 Rakic 16 fights; 9 ko; 56% KO
    #4 Santos 30 fights; 15 ko; 50% KO
    #5 Reyes 15 fights; 7 ko; 46.67% KO
    #6 Smith 51 fights; 19 ko; 37% KO
    #7 Ankalaev 16 fights; 9 ko; 56% KO
    #8 Ozedmir 22 fights; 12 ko; 54.54% KO
    #9 Krylov 35 fights; 11 ko; 31% KO
    #10 Walker 22 fights; 15 ko; 68% KO

    Does Ian suck at knocking people out?

    I don't think there's any ranked light heavyweight UFC fighter that has ever had a KO ratio lower than 22.22%.
     
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  2. Clementine Hug Connoisseur

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    Good enough to take Luke's soul :cool:
     
  3. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    Stop making threads.
     
  4. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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    A lot of fights at a higher level compared someone like Reyes who was knocking guys out on the regionals and has far fewer fights.

    Jan knocked out Corey Anderson the 2nd time but probably should have the first time, also should have knocked out Manuwa and Cummins.

    Jan has power, it's silly to look at those numbers and say he doesn't.
     
  5. JJCc Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Being a KO artist is more than just power. He's a light heavyweight, most (more than 50%) of light heavyweight matches end in KO. Jan has very few KO finishes.
     
  6. gaffbyknees2 Brown Belt

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    Late bloomer.
     
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  7. MarleyLynx Black Belt

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    Jan has been a ground game guy till late. It's not a reflection of his power but his strategy.
     
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    Jans power has increased considerably in the last few years. He's more accurate and sitting on his punches better. He's one of the few rare fighters who is not only better in his late 30s than he was in his 20s and early 30s, but considerably better. He's a legitimate elite fighter, one of the best in the world. Sort of crazy to think at 34 years old he was journeyman who was losing to guys like Patrick Cummins. I think he's the most apparent example of a late bloomer that the sport has ever seen.
     
  9. Kumason MMA freak!

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    Don't be stupid, he's a different fighter now. There's three kinds of lies, lies, damn lies and statistics. I find it so pathetic how many people here use stats to credit or discredit a fighter.
     
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    In the Randy and Chuck era, he would have been an absolute nightmare. He is a calculative KO artist which is why his stats show this, in my opinion is the best way to be.
     
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    In this sport, you see a lot of guys maintain their prime into their late 30s/early 40s, or decline very slowly, but you almost never see a guy get way, way better in his late 30s than he ever was. Jan is a complete outlier for sure.
     
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  12. Tomas Red Belt

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    Can't really compare the previous 30 Jan fights to his last 5 fights

    It's one thing to have KO power, and there's another thing to know how to use it. He's learned to use it more in his last few fights by counter punching and punching off the break.

    Plus he has a shitload of submissions
     
  13. Kung Fu Kowboy Winning until he lost 2021 Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    How many finishes does Jones have in the last 8 or so years....
     
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    He also has more submission finishes than most of the division too I'm guessing
     
  15. AngryPorto The Guy Next to Cabbot

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    There's only one way to know for sure. TS and Jan need to fight. If Jan fails to knock TS out then I will 100% say with confidence that he's not a KO artist. Assuming of course that Jan even accepts the fight given that TS, like all of us, is 6'3" and walks around at 220lbs, thicc, solid, n tight. So tight.
     
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  16. JJCc Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Well if you only count the last 8 years, he's had 16 fights, and he's had 5 KO/TKOs, I guess this puts him slightly higher than the submission specialist Krylov.
     
  17. alex21cms Brown Belt

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    either he found it late or the competitipn level is mutch weaker now a days
     
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    Right this guys gonna act like Dan Henderson one of the greatest KO artist ever wasn’t called decision dan at one point. Fighters find that power anytime even usman is starting to send fools to the shadow realm TS is a causal <36>
     
  19. Kung Fu Kowboy Winning until he lost 2021 Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Also. Knockout % is based on wins vs knockouts, not total fights...
     
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  20. maximus__ Brown Belt

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    Nate Diaz has a similar record. He is primarily thought of as a striker, but would then catch subs when he caught people.
     

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