Jan Blachowicz meets Devin Clark at October's UFC Fight Night event in Gdansk

One of Poland’s standouts in the light heavyweight division will compete in his home country later this year when Jan Blachowicz meets Devin Clarkat UFC Fight Night in Gdansk.

UFC officials today announced the bout between Blachowicz (19-7 MMA, 2-4 UFC) and Clark (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC).

UFC Fight Night in Gdansk, Poland, takes place Oct. 21 at Ergo Arena. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass.

Blachowicz has fallen on hard times as of late. After winning his UFC debut in October 2014 to improve to 14-1 in a 15-fight stretch, the tide has turned for Blachowicz, who has dropped four of his past five contests.

Although Blachowicz only has lost to ranked opponents in Patrick Cummins, Alexander Gustafsson, Corey Anderson and Jimi Manuwa, the fact he’s won just once in three years could have his UFC roster spot in jeopardy.

Devin Clark

Clark, meanwhile, will be seeking his third consecutive win under the UFC banner. After losing his debut to Alex Nicholson at middleweight at UFC Fight Night 91 in July 2017, “Brown Bear” opted to move up to the 205-pound division, and the results have paid off.

Since changing weight classes, Clark has pulled off unanimous decision wins over Jake Collier and Josh Stansbury. The 27-year-old will next look to add a signature win to his resume against Blachowicz.

For more on UFC Fight Night in Gdansk, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Trevor Smith meets newcomer Ramazan Emeev at UFC Fight Night event in Poland

A middleweight matchup between nine-time UFC veteran Trevor Smith (15-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and former M-1 Global middleweight champion Ramazan Emeev (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been added to the UFC’s return to Poland.

MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that bout agreements are in place for the matchup, which was first reported by mma-today.com.

The Oct. 21 UFC Fight Night event takes place at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland, and streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

Smith was in action most recently in May, scoring a decision win over Chris Camozzi at UFC Fight Night 109 in Sweden. The victory pushes “Hot Sauce” to 3-1 in his past four appearances, with all four of those fights going the distance.

Meanwhile, Emeez is a 30-year-old Russian product who makes his UFC debut on the strength of a four-fight winning streak that includes victories over Anatoly Tokov, Maiquel Falcao, Luigi Fioravanti and Vyacheslav Vasilevsky – with three of those coming by way of stoppage. Overall, Emeev is 12-1 in his past 13 appearances.

For more on UFC Fight Night in Gdansk, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie