Article

Jeff Blatnick 1957-2012

The UFC sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of former commentator and judge Jeff Blatnick, who passed away Wednesday after complications following heart surgery. He was 55.

A 1984 Olympic Gold medal winner in Greco-Roman wrestling AFTER battling cancer, Blatnick was a pioneering force in mixed martial arts who introduced countless people to the sport as a UFC commentator from UFC 4 through 32. Blatnick also worked closely with athletic commissions regarding the sport he loved, and he would later serve as an MMA judge, even working several UFC events. His presence around the Octagon and in the sport will be sorely missed.

Blatnick is survived by a wife and two children.
Sunday, May 27
7PM
CEST
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Media

Recent
Check out the highlights from UFC Fight Night Liverpool open workouts.
May 24, 2018
Darren Till has no doubt or fear heading into his main event matchup against Stephen Thompson at Fight Night Liverpool on Sunday.
May 24, 2018
UFC commentators Daniel Cormier and Jimmy Smith preview the epic Fight Night Liverpool main event featuring Stephen Thompson and Darren Till.
May 23, 2018
UFC women's bantamweight Gina Mazany discusses training at the UFC Performance Institute and the type of performance we can expect from her inside the Octagon at Fight Night Liverpool.
May 23, 2018