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.