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)

RIO RANCHO, NM. (WIFR) 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.