UFC Rio Rancho: ‘Anderson vs Blachowicz 2’ Live Results and Highlights

Corey Anderson, Jan Blachowicz

The Octagon invades New Mexico this evening for UFC Rio Rancho, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by a rematch between Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz.

The perennial UFC light heavyweight contenders, Anderson and Blachowicz, originally collided at UFC 191 where ‘Overtime’ captured a dominant decision win.

Corey Anderson (13-4 MMA) will enter tonight’s UFC Rio Rancho main event on a four-fight win streak, his latest being a first round TKO victory over Johnny Walker at UFC 244.

Meanwhile, Jan Blachowicz (25-8 MMA) is coming off a split-decision victory over Ronaldo Souza in his most recent Octagon appearance. Prior to that, the ‘Prince of Cieszyn’ was coming off a sensational knockout victory over former middleweight title holder Luke Rockhold.

Diego Sanchez
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Tonight’s UFC Rio Rancho co-headliner will feature an exciting welterweight bout between fan favorites Diego Sanchez and Michel Pereira.

Sanchez (29-12 MMA) is coming off a unanimous decision setback to Michael Chiesa at UFC 239. Prior to the loss, ‘The Nightmare’ was coming off back-to-back victories over Craig White and Mickey Gall respectively.

As for Pereira (23-10 MMA), Michel is coming off a decision loss to Tristan Connelly. Prior to the setback, the Brazilian had put together a three-fight winning streak.

Get all of tonight’s UFC Results and Highlights below:

UFC Rio Rancho Main Card (8pm EST on ESPN+)

Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz – Blachowicz def. Anderson via KO in Round 1
Diego Sanchez vs. Michel Pereira – Sanchez def. Pereira via DQ (illegal knee) in Round 3
Montana De La Rosa vs. Mara Romero Borella – De La Rosa def. Borella by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Ray Borg – Borg def. Bontorin by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-25)
Kazula Vargas vs. Brok Weaver – Weaver def. Vargas by DQ (illegal knee)

Yancy Medeiros vs. Lando Vannata – Vannata def. Medeiros by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

UFC Rio Rancho Prelims (5pm EST on ESPN+)

Tim Means vs. Daniel Rodriguez –  Rodriguez def. Means via TKO at 3:37 of Round 2

John Dodson vs. Nathaniel Wood – Dodson def. Wood via TKO at :16 of Round 3

Scott Holtzman vs. Jim Miller – Holtzman def. Miller by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Devin Clark vs. Dequan Townsend – Clark def. Townsend by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Casey Kenney – Dvalishvili def. Kenney by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 29-28)
Macy Chiasson vs. Shanna Young – Chiasson def. Young by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Mark De La Rosa vs. Raulian Paiva – Paiva def. De La Rosa via TKO at 4:40 of Round 2

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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com February 15, 2020

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM