UnderGround Forums Anderson vs Blachowicz winner to get title shot

8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 34979

Seems like there is a 99% chance the winner of this Anderson fight (that happens a week after Jones fight) will get the winner of Jones vs Reyes unless Jones loses and then you would have to assume Jones gets a rematch. Have almost zero interest in this title picture and LHW in general compared to BW-MW but whatever...

https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/12/3/20992611/corey-anderson-vs-jan-blachowicz-2-in-the-works-for-ufc-rio-rancho-main-event

Two UFC light heavyweight veterans will meet in New Mexico for a potential shot at Jon Jones.

MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin confirmed with sources that Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz are in talks to headline UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15. This will be a rematch of their Sept. 5, 2015 encounter at UFC 191 that Anderson won by unanimous decision.

The news was first reported by ESPN.

This will be a key matchup for the top-10 contenders who have both made a case for a future shot at light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Anderson (13-4) is riding a four-fight win streak, which includes a first-round TKO of Johnny Walker and a unanimous decision win over one-time title challenger Glover Teixeira. The Ultimate Fighter season 19 champion has been campaigning for a shot at “Bones” for months and he went as far as to confront Jones at an autograph signing in New Jersey this past summer.

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Blachowicz (25-8) has won six of his last seven and rebounded from a loss to Thiago Santos with consecutive wins against longtime middleweight contenders Ronaldo Souza and Luke Rockhold. The 36-year-old Pole also holds notable victories over Nikita Krylov, Jimi Manuwa, Jared Cannonier, and Ilir Latifi.

UFC Rio Rancho takes place at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M. The main card will air live on the ESPN+ streaming service.

 

8 days ago
12/28/14
Posts: 6237

After the way that simpleton Corey Anderson behaved like a complete asshole and piece of shit after knocking out Johnny Walker, I’d love to see blachowicsz shatter that glass jaw of his

8 days ago
11/10/18
Posts: 5186

I’m not interested in any of those fights. Reyes most likely needs more experience and Anderson and Blachowicz offer literally nothing to Jones. 

8 days ago
12/18/15
Posts: 1109

LHW is so shit right now.

8 days ago
1/30/16
Posts: 2994
failure at life -

After the way that simpleton Corey Anderson behaved like a complete asshole and piece of shit after knocking out Johnny Walker, I’d love to see blachowicsz shatter that glass jaw of his

What did Anderson do after he won, screw your mom?

thats the only logical answer for your whining

8 days ago
11/8/19
Posts: 62

Do either of those guys have a single fan?

6 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 35000
Diego Sanchez vs that crazy dude, Michel Pereira has been added to this card.
6 days ago
5/7/13
Posts: 2192

Still not use to Corey Anderson being "anderson" I always think Silva first.

This is pretty much a match to eliminate a contender that the ufc isn't interested in having as champ.

6 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 35007
DirtyLickinsBrah -

Still not use to Corey Anderson being "anderson" I always think Silva first.

This is pretty much a match to eliminate a contender that the ufc isn't interested in having as champ.

Good point.

Anderson Silva will always be Anderson.

Cory Anderson is Cory...Cory Anderson, not and never Anderson.