A key light heavyweight bout between perennial division contenders Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz headlines tonight’s UFC Rio Rancho event.
Tonight’s bout will serve as a rematch, as Anderson and Blachowicz had previously collided at UFC 191, with ‘Overtime’ emerging victorious by way of decision.
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.
Round one of the UFC Rio Rancho main event begins and Blachowicz comes out quickly with a jab. Anderson returns fire with a pair of low kick. He throws out a jab of his own. Anderson looks for a right but misses the mark. Jan goes to the body with a jab. Anderson shoots in for a takedown but it is not there. He tosses out a front kick but Blachowicz counters with a left. He throws an uppercut and then another left that partially connects. Corey Anderson comes forward now and rips the body. Another left hook lands for Jan Blachowicz. He fires off a combination. Anderson clips him with a back fist but it really had no power. Jan Blachowicz with a right hand and that floors Anderson. This one is all over. WOW!
— UFC (@ufc) February 16, 2020
Official UFC Rio Rancho Result: Jan Blachowicz def. Corey Anderson via KO in Round 1
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com February 15, 2020
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