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UFC 253: Dana White confirms Dominic Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz for vacant light heavyweight title

The beginning of a new era in the light heavyweight division begins at UFC 253 in September.

UFC president Dana White confirmed today on ESPN SportsCenter that No. 1 Dominic Reyes (12-1-0) and No. 3 Jan Blachowicz (26-8-0) will battle for the light heavyweight title vacated Monday by Jon Jones.

Reyes lost a controversial decision to Jones at UFC 247 in February. Meanwhile, Blachowicz is armed with a three fight win streak, having dispatched Corey Anderson, Luke Rockhold, and Ronaldo Souza.

UFC 253 is scheduled for Sept. 26 at a venue to be determined. Current bouts include:

DOMINIC REYES (12-1-0) VS. JAN BLACHOWICZ (26-8-0)

ISRAEL ADESANYA (19-0-0) VS. PAULO COSTA (13-0-0)

MARION RENEAU (9-6-1) VS. KETLEN VIEIRA (10-1-0)

KAI KARA-FRANCE (21-8-0, 1NC) VS. BRANDON ROYVAL (11-4-0)

CLAUDIA GADELHA (18-4-0) VS. YAN XIAONAN (12-1-0, 1NC)

HAKEEM DAWODU (11-1-1) VS. ZUBAIRA TUKHUGOV (19-4-1)

SARAH ALPAR (9-4-0) VS. JESSICA ROSE-CLARK (9-6-0)

RANDY COSTA (5-1-0) VS. JOURNEY NEWSON (9-2-0)

MIRSAD BEKTIC (13-3-0) VS LUIZ EDUARDO GARAGORRI (13-1-0)

JAKE MATTHEWS (16-4-0) VS. DIEGO SANCHEZ (30-12-0)

BRAD RIDDELLL (8-1-0) VS. ALEX DA SILVA (21-2-0)

NATE LANDWEHR (14-3-0) VS. SHANE YOUNG (13-4-0)

More bouts could be announced.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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