UFC Rio Rancho Results – Błachowicz Blasts Out Corey Anderson In One Round
Jan Błachowicz clears way for a title shot with a spectacular knockout victory over Corey Anderson in the first round right in front of the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 25 in Rio Rancho.
Jan Blachwicz (26-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC) has been among the contenders in the 205 pound division but was never really considered top, blasted Błachowicz out cold with a wicked right hand at exactly 3:03 minutes of the opening round at the Santa Ana Star Arena on Saturday night.
“I know I am one of the best,” said Blachowicz, who had gestured toward Jones after the fight. “I proved that I am the next contender for a title shot.”
The fight promised a knockout from the opening bell with both fighters trying to find their range early in the fight.
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Corey Anderson,who is known mostly for his wrestling delayed taking that route but when he eventually tried was blasted with a wicked right hand from Błachowicz that sent him tumbling to the canvas another big right hand connected on Anderson before the referee intervened to stop the fight.
The victory meant Jan Błachowicz is now in a three fight winning streak , winning seven ogf his last eight outings and stopping three of his last four opponents and to crown it all, fed Anderson a perfect revenge.
Błachowicz snapped Andersons five fight winning streak snapped with this now making four of his five losses coming by way of a KO.
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