Corey Anderson to Face Jan Blachowicz in UFC Rio Rancho Main Event on Feb. 15
By: Tristen Critchfield Dec 2, 2019
A pivotal light heavyweight bout between Corey
Anderson and Jan
Blachowicz is slated to headline UFC Fight Night in Rio Rancho,
N.M., on Feb. 15.
was first to report the booking. Contracts have not yet been
signed, but the contest has been verbally agreed to by both
parties. UFC Fight Night takes place at the Santa Ana Star Center
and will also include a flyweight clash pitting Ray Borg
against Rogerio Bonotorin. The card is expected to air on
Anderson is currently on a four-bout winning streak in UFC
competition. Most recently, “The Ultimate Fighter 19” winner scored
a first-round TKO of Brazilian prospect Johnny
Walker at UFC 244 on Nov. 2. He also owns victories against
Teixeira and Patrick
Cummins during his current hot streak.
Blachowicz, meanwhile, has won six of his last seven appearances
within the Las Vegas-based promotion. In his last outing, the
36-year-old Poland native took a split verdict over former
middleweight contender Ronaldo
Souza in the UFC Fight Night 164 headliner on Nov. 16.
Blachowicz has also earned recent victories against Luke
Rockhold, Jimi Manuwa