Jan Blachowicz calls out former champion Jon Jones after winning UFC light-heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes

JAN BLACHOWICZ was crowned the new light-heavyweight ruler after knocking out Dominick Reyes – but called out former king Jon Jones.

The Polish puncher stunned Reyes – who was narrowly beaten by Jones in February – in round two at UFC 253.

For the first time since 2011, a fighter other than Jones, 33, and Daniel Cormier, 41, reigned as 205lb champion.

But Blachowicz, 37, has already tried to prevent Jones' impending move up to heavyweight by calling out the American legend.

He said: "Jon Jones, where are you? Don’t be a quitter. I’m waiting for you."

Reyes, 30, came into the fight as favourite, but was immediately put on the back foot.

A massive right hand over the top followed by a body kick landed for Blachowicz in the opening round.

And it left Reyes with a brutal bruise around his ribs.

In the second round the two-time title challenger came out with more urgency, but it only played into Blachowicz's hands.

A massive left hook wobbled Reyes, who was soon floored, before falling victim to vicious ground and pound.

Blachowicz was left on his hands and knees following victory, with his 13-year mission to the UFC title finally completed.

He said: “This is nothing new for me. It’s just fun.

"Soon I’m going to be a father, this is what I’m afraid of the most but also really happy.

"I was ready for everything. Abu Dhabi is made for me.”

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