This weekend, UFC Fight Night heads to the land of Breaking Bad, but even Walter White won't be able to match the intensity of these two light heavyweights hoping for a shot at greatness. UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho won't be available on cable or on Pay-Per-View. You can watch these matches live when you stream Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2 in UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho exclusively on ESPN+.
When is UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho: Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2?
UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho: Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2 is broadcasting from Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M. on Saturday, Feb. 15. This Fight Night is available exclusively on ESPN+, with the Prelims starting at 5 p.m. Eastern time and the Main Card beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern.
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UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho: Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2 — The Main Event Preview
Corey Anderson (14-4) is the fifth ranked light heavyweight fighter in the UFC, and he's spent almost his entire MMA career with the promotion. After winning the Ultimate Fighter Light Heavyweight tournament, he ran off a 4-1 start, including his first fight with Blachowicz. He had a rough run of losses in 2016-2017, but is now riding a four fight win streak including two wins over other ranked fighters.
Jan Blachowicz (25-8) is the sixth ranked light heavyweight fighter in the UFC, yet even after five years and 13 fights he is still waiting for his first UFC title fight. One big reason why that could be is his rough start when arriving in the UFC. He started out 2-4 in the promotion, and that stretch included a close unanimous decision loss to Corey Anderson. Things have been much better for Blachowicz recently. He is 6-1 in his last seven fights, with his only loss coming against second ranked Thiago Santos.
The UFC has been indicating that the winner of this rematch may have next up against champion Jon Jones, but it's just as likely Jones runs it back against Dominick Reyes. Still the best show that Anderson and Blachowicz have at a title will be to score a very impressive win in this fight. That extra motivation could lead to fireworks in the cage.
UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho: Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2 Schedule and Fight Card
Here's the schedule for this UFC Fight Night airing exclusively on ESPN+. (All time Eastern)
- Prelims 5 p.m.
- Main Card 8 p.m.
- Post Show 11 p.m.
The full fight card, as always subject to change, is as follows:
- Corey Anderson (14-4) vs. Jan Blachowicz (25-8)
- Diego Sanchez (30-12) vs. Michel Pereira (23-10)
- Montana De La Rosa (10-5) vs. Mara Romero Borella (12-6)
- Brok Weaver (14-4) vs. Kazula Vargas (10-3)
- Rogerio Bontorin (16-1) vs. Ray Borg (12-4)
- Lando Vannata (10-4-2) vs. Yancy Medeiros (15-6)
- Tim Means (29-11-1) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (10-1)
- John Dodson (21-11) vs. Nathaniel Wood (16-3)
- Jim Miller (31-13) vs. Scott Holtzman (13-3)
- Devin Clark (10-4) vs. Dequan Townsend (21-10)
- Casey Kenney (13-1-1) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (9-4)
- Macy Chiasson (5-1) vs. Shanna Young (7-2)
- Mark De La Rosa (11-3) vs. Raulian Paiva (18-3)
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