Watch Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz 2 full fight video highlights from UFC Rio Rancho’s main event above, courtesy of the UFC.
UFC Rio Rancho: Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2 took place Feb. 15 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Corey Anderson (13-5) and Jan Blachowicz (26-8) battled in a light heavyweight contest, which aired live on ESPN+. Catch more video highlights below.
For more on Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2, check out the live blog by MMA Fighting’s Steven Marrocco below.
Round 1: Herb Dean oversees the action. They trade jabs early, and Blachowicz goes to the legs. Anderson advances and feints, pushing with the jab before whiffing on a right. Blachowicz tries a lead hook and settles on a jab. Anderson rushes for a takedown setup and peels off instead with a punch. Blachowicz waiting for the counter, taking jabs. Front kicks push him back. Lunging combo from Blachowicz is telegraphed. Another charge is blocked. Anderson staying calm and sticking with his jab. Lead body shot for Anderson, and Blachowicz counters with a left hook. Anderson grabs a leg as Blachowicz double-jabs. Lead uppercut from Blachowicz good. Right hand counter from Blachowicz drops Anderson, and a follow-up hammerfist seals the deal. Replay shows Anderson was too close on a leg kick, and Blachowicz countered perfectly with a hook.
Official result: Jan Blachowicz def. Corey Anderson via KO (punch) - Round 1, 3:08