On Saturday, February 15, 05:00 PM ET, at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, (New Mexico) Corey Anderson vs Jan Blachowicz. Soon, the leading MMA promotion will drop to Rio Rancho, a small town with less than 100,000 inhabitants. Despite the high growth rate of the settlement, the provinciality of the event is not questioned and the rather weak card of the tournament confirms this.
In the Main Event of UFC Fight Night 167, Anderson will fight Blachowicz , and the winner of the meeting may then challenge the 205-pound title of Jon Jones. This is a rematch, as these light heavyweights fought at UFC 191 in September 2015. It was a boring match, as a result of which Anderson overcame Blakhovich and this was reflected on the cards of three judges. But it is safe to say that both have since improved significantly as fighters.
The prediction for the Anderson vs Blachowicz fight is a completely different matter, the main match will become the decoration of the evening and is accompanied by a number of intriguing aspects. The interest in rivalry is fueled by the fact that it’s revenge, since 4 years ago opponents had the pleasure of meeting on canvas.
The favorite of this fight is considered an American. Let’s analyze the capabilities of two rivals and determine the real leader. Read on for our preview.
At what time Corey Anderson vs Jan Blachowicz fight?
The fight time is February 15, 2020, at 05:00 PM ET
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+
How many wins and losses Corey Anderson have?
Corey Anderson has 13 wins and 4 loss
How many wins and losses Jan Blachowicz have?
Jan Blachowicz has 25 wins and 8 loss
Since 2013 Corey best known as a winner of the 19th season of the fighting reality show The Ultimate Fighter. Corey spent 17 fights, but won only 13 of them. Until 2017, the American career was not easy – the defeat of Ovins St. Prue, Jimi Manuwa, Mauricio Roy and Gian Villante. Anderson got bright win (including over Jan Blachowicz in the first battle).
Corey is a major light heavyweight. His height is 6′ 3″ with a arm span of 79.1339 inc. Like most Americans, he started with freestyle wrestling, but then he mastered Brazilian jiu-jitsu and shock technique. Anderson makes good use of superiority in anthropometry and, contrary to statistics, has a heavy blow.
Anderson is, first and foremost, a representative of the wrestling school, but still does not have submissions in his assets, almost all wins are achieved by judicial decisions. Corey’s weakness is a striking technique, he has already managed to knock out three times, a similar turn of events must be feared before the fight with Blachowicz. Anderson has 4 wins in a row, and he got the last win in a battle with a young prospect – Johnny Walker, whose prospects were rated extremely highly.
Anderson will again bet on the fight and will probably be able to transfer his opponent several times to canvas, where Corey has a serious advantage, it is also not easy to kick him, because the American is more active in the stance. The conclusion suggests itself that Blachowicz will have a very difficult time, since Anderson is for him an uncomfortable opponent who knows the approach to the Pole.
Jan Blachowicz – Polish mixed-style fighter, representative of the light heavyweight category. He has been performing professionally since 2007, known by the fighting organizations UFC and KSW, he owned the KSW light heavyweight champion title.
Jan is a versatile fighter who is difficult to translate into a stall. The Pole is distinguished by physical strength, the ability to work in a clinch and excellent physical preparation. The main disciplines of Jan are Brazilian jiu-jitsu and thai boxing.
Blachowicz lost the last fight to the Brazilian Thiago Santos (TKO) in February 2019. Then he won two matches in a row. First he defeated the American Luke Rockhold (knockout). Then – Ronaldo Souza (separate decision of the judges) from Brazil.
One of the leaders in the UFC light heavyweight rating, Jan Blachowicz, will hold his next fight with Corey Anderson. It’s fighting for Title Shot.
Blachowicz has 6′ 2″ heigh, it’s on 1,1811 inches lower than Anderson and loses the same in the range of hands. The Pole is a little more experienced than the opponent and spent 33 battles. Ex-champion KSW professional record – 25 wins and 8 losses. Jan beat Luke Rockhold, Ilir Latifi, Ronaldo Souza, Nikita Krylov, Jimmy Manuva, Jared Cannon.
Jan has a stronger chin than an American. Only the Brazilian puncher Thiago Santos could knock out the Polish light heavyweight. Blachowicz also lost by the decisions of the judges to Patrick Cummins, Corey Anderson, Jimi Manuwa and Alexander Gustafsson.
Betting Tips Statistics and Head to Head
- Blachowicz is 1,1811 inches lower than Anderson and loses the same in the range of hands
- The Pole is a little more experienced than the opponent and spent 33 fights
- Anderson is, first and foremost, a representative of the wrestling school
- Anderson did not win or lose by submission. This is an important feature of an athlete.
- Last head-to-head fight Anderson won
- Both fighers have the same legs reach – 44 in
- Anderson has more wins by KO/TKO than his opponent – 36%
- Blachowicz has more power significant strikes – 50%
- Blachowicz is a faster athlete and has different tactical preparations. He is also well able to defend against takedowns.
Anderson vs Blachowicz Prediction
Many bookmakers believe that everything will be in the first fight. Many people forget, but then Corey kicked Blachowicz. He simply takedown after takedown, because Blachowicz is quite dangerous on his feet, he has a couple of dangerous things in his arsenal. And the best way to beat him is to knock him down.
When making a prediction, we need to understand that Corey expects to work in the stalls and although he has poor protection against takedowns (33%), Blachowicz needs to fight in a stance. Jan throws fewer punches to his opponent and misses more, so the only option for successful completion of the fight is a knockout punch.
Blachowicz lost the last fight to the Brazilian Thiago Santos (TKO) in February 2019. Corey Anderson is on the rise. He recently knocked out Johnny Walker, who was surrounded by a lot of hype. Corey now seems to be going on a series of several wins and he could be the next contender for the title.
Jan has much more experience than his opponent, and even taking into account the fact that Corey is in great shape and has not lost for four fights, the American is still an outsider of the upcoming meeting. Blachowicz has skills on the ground, but Anderson will feel uncomfortable in grappling.
This fight is not in vain led the tournament. Both athletes show a real sight in the octagon. Blachowicz feels better in the fight, and Anderson is in the stand. Therefore, the cage will be a real slaughter. The winning price is high: a chance to return to the title race. I think that the American will be able to win. Recently, he is very good.
American MMA light heavyweight champion Corey Anderson is likely to defeat Pole Jan Blachowicz in UFC Fight Night 167.
Our prediction: Corey Anderson will win.