Final Preventing Championship (UFC) will likely be heading again to New Mexico for the primary time in 5 years, because the promotion is ready to stage UFC Combat Night time 168 inside Santa Ana Star Heart in Rio Rancho on Feb. 15, 2020.
And the promotion appears to have already got a predominant occasion locked down.
In response to ESPN’s Brett Okamato, Corey Anderson will meet Jan Blachowicz in a pivotal Mild Heavyweight showdown which may present the subsequent title challenger within the 205 kilos weight class. After Dominick Reyes, after all.
Corey was lobbying for his first-ever shot at UFC gold after knocking out Johnny Walker at UFC 244 (see it), however the promotion finally opted to provide the battle to Reyes, as he’ll face Jon Jones in the principle occasion of UFC 247 on Feb. 8, 2020 in Houston, Texas.
Anderson was adamant he had no curiosity in going through fellow 205-pound smashing machine, Anthony Smith, so it appears UFC matchmakers heard his pleas and gave him a Polish bomber to organize for, as a substitute.
Blachowicz, in the meantime, is coming off a split-decision victory over Ronaldo Souza at UFC Combat Night time 164 just a few weeks in the past (recap), giving him his second straight win after beforehand knocking out Luke Rockhold at UFC 239.
Jan was ever-so near a shot on the division strap earlier than he bumped into Thiago Santos, who broke his 4 battle win streak through knockout. Now, he’ll look to lastly punch his ticket to the massive dance if he can hand Corey his first loss in over two years.