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Corey Anderson knocked out in first round at UFC Fight Night

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 06:  Corey Anderson poses for a post fight portrait during the UFC 181 event inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 06: Corey Anderson poses for a post fight portrait during the UFC 181 event inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)(WIFR)
Published: Feb. 16, 2020 at 12:12 AM CST
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Rockton native Corey Anderson was on the highest of highs entering his headlining fight at UFC Fight Night 167 against Poland's Jan Blachowicz. Anderson was on a four-fight win streak and hoped this match would put him in line for a light heavyweight championship.

However, at the 3:08 mark of the first round, Anderson got caught with a Blachowicz right hand, sending him to the mat. Blachowicz gave the Hononegah grad one more blow to the head before the ref came and waived off the fight, avenging a 2015 decision loss. The knock out loss stops any momentum "Overtime" built up over the past two years.

With the defeat, Anderson, the #5 ranked light heavyweight in UFC, drops to a career mark of 14-5.

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