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UFC divisional rankings: Jan Blachowicz establishes position as top challenger to Jon Jones

UFC divisional rankings: Jan Blachowicz establishes position as top challenger to Jon JonesBy knocking out Corey Anderson, Blachowicz locked down the No. 2 spot in the light heavyweight division For the second straight week, the UFC Octagon hosted a deeply meaningful fight in the light heavyweight division. On the heels of Jon Jones retaining his light heavyweight title with a controversial decision win over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247, Jan Blachowicz knocked out fellow contender Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 167. With the win, Blachowicz jumped Reyes -- who sits as the uncrowned champion in the eyes of many -- to the No. 2 spot in the CBS Sports divisional rankings. After knocking out Anderson, who became a hot name in discussions over potential future Jones title defenses by knocking out Johnny Walker at UFC 244, Blachowicz made it clear he wants a shot at the champ. "You promised me that on the show when I met you," Blachowicz said. "You are next. Let's do this. Tell me whe..

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UFC Fight Night 167 results, highlights: Diego Sanchez takes late DQ victory over Michel Pereira

UFC Fight Night 167 results, highlights: Diego Sanchez takes late DQ victory over Michel PereiraWeirdness was inevitable in this one, but Pereira still remains his own worst enemy On paper, the UFC Fight Night 167 co-main event between Michel Pereira and Diego Sanchez set up for weirdness. After nearly three rounds of mostly one-way traffic in favor of Pereira, that weirdness struck when Sanchez was seemingly fighting to not suffer a TKO loss. As Pereira drove knees into the body and head of Sanchez, the winner of season 1 of "The Ultimate Fighter" dropped to one knee before Pereira threw one knee too many, landing a blow while Sanchez was technically a downed opponent, resulting in a disqualification. Pereira danced his way to the Octagon before the fight, something many thought cost him when he ran out of gas in a disappointing loss to Tristan Connelly last September. Pereira is who he is, though, which is a man who fights like a stitched together highlight reel of MMA's flash..

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UFC Fight Night 167 results: Jan Blachowicz calls for Jon Jones after quick KO win over Corey Anderson

UFC Fight Night 167 results: Jan Blachowicz calls for Jon Jones after quick KO win over Corey AndersonBlachowicz made a strong case for a shot at reigning light heavyweight champion Jones Corey Anderson entered the main event of UFC Fight Night 167 riding high after scoring a knockout over the light heavyweight division's latest hot new thing in Johnny Walker back at UFC 244. The momentum of that win came to a stunning halt before the end of Round 1 on Saturday night thanks to a brutal right hand from Jan Blachowicz. Anderson and Blachowicz were battling in a rematch of a September 2015 clash that Anderson dominated for a decision win. This time around, though, both men came into the fight streaking toward a potential shot at light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. But it was Blachowicz who made the statement, ending Anderson's night with an overhand right followed by a perfunctory hammerfist as Anderson collapsed to the canvas. The end of the fight came at the 3:08 mark of R..

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UFC Fight Night 167 odds, predictions: MMA insider unveils picks for Anderson vs. Blachowicz

UFC Fight Night 167 odds, predictions: MMA insider unveils picks for Anderson vs. Blachowicz Jan Blachowicz says he made a lot of mistakes in his loss to Corey Anderson in 2015. The Polish light heavyweight has vowed to correct them and envisions a different outcome when the ranked contenders meet Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 167 in Rio Rancho, N.M. The 13-bout event takes place at the Santa Ana Star Center, with the main card scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The sixth-ranked Blachowicz (25-8) started his UFC career with a 2-4 mark that included a lopsided loss to Anderson in Las Vegas at UFC 191. He says he overtrained and fatigued early in the first meeting and vows he will redeem himself in the rematch. But the fifth-ranked Anderson (13-4) has told observers to expect an even more dominant showing Saturday as a potential title bout awaits the winner. Anderson is a -200 favorite (risk $200 to win $100), while Blachowicz is a +170 underdog in the Anderson vs. Blachowicz od..

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UFC Fight Night 167 predictions — Anderson vs. Blachowicz: Fight card, start time, odds, live stream

UFC Fight Night 167 predictions -- Anderson vs. Blachowicz: Fight card, start time, odds, live streamA fight with deep significance to the future of the light heavyweight division headlines in New Mexico Just seven days after Jon Jones successfully defended his light heavyweight championship in what some believed to be controversial fashion over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247, the 205-pound division will again take the spotlight of the UFC world. On Saturday night, the UFC Fight Night 167 event in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, features a showdown between two men who may very well get the next shot at Jones and his title as Corey Anderson takes on Jan Blachowicz. Anderson (13-4) made a massive statement as a potential title challenger in his most recent victory, a dominant first-round knockout of the heavily-hyped Johnny Walker. The victory ran his winning streak to four, and landed him in the No. 5 spot on the CBS Sports UFC divisional rankings. All but three of Anderson's pro fights have..

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UFC Fight Night 167 odds, predictions: MMA insider reveals best picks for Anderson vs. Blachowicz

UFC Fight Night 167 odds, predictions: MMA insider reveals best picks for Anderson vs. Blachowicz Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz both believe they are deserving of more respect. This is bound to change for at least one of them after the ranked light heavyweights meet Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 167. The 13-bout showcase from the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N. M., features the main card starting at 8 p.m. ET. The fifth-ranked Anderson (13-4) has seen his stock rise with four straight wins and, with another Saturday, he will be the favorite to get the next title shot against champion Jon Jones. But the No. 6-ranked Blachowicz (25-8) believes he is the division's most worthy challenger and should get a title shot if he avenges a loss to Anderson in their 2015 meeting. Anderson is a -200 favorite (risk $200 to win $100), while Blachowicz is offered at +170 in the latest Anderson vs. Blachowicz odds. In the co-main event, Michel Pereira (-155) meets Die..

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UFC Fight Night 167 odds, predictions: MMA insider reveals top picks for Anderson vs. Blachowicz

UFC Fight Night 167 odds, predictions: MMA insider reveals top picks for Anderson vs. Blachowicz Corey Anderson dominated his first fight with Jan Blachowicz and has told MMA fans to expect much of the same in Saturday's rematch. The Polish underdog insists the second meeting will result in a different outcome. The light heavyweight contenders collide in the main event of UFC Fight Night 167 in Rio Rancho, N.M. The 13-bout UFC stop from the Santa Ana Star Center offers the main card starting at 8 p.m. ET. The winner will have the inside track for a title shot against champion Jon Jones, who squeaked by Dominick Reyes in a title defense last weekend. The fifth-ranked Anderson (13-4) beat Blachowicz by unanimous decision in their 2015 meeting and enters the octagon with four straight wins. Blachowicz (25-8), ranked No. 6, has revived his career with wins in six of his past seven fights. Anderson is a -200 favorite (risk $200 to win $100), while Blachowicz is priced at +170 in the..

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UFC Fight Night 167 predictions — Anderson vs. Blachowicz: Fight card, odds, start time, live stream

UFC Fight Night 167 predictions -- Anderson vs. Blachowicz: Fight card, odds, start time, live streamA fight with deep significance to the future of the light heavyweight division headlines in New Mexico One week after Jon Jones' controversial light heavyweight title defense against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247, another fight will take place at 205 pounds that could determine the next man up to challenge for the belt. In the main event of UFC Fight Night 167 from Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz meet in a rematch of their September 2015 clash. Anderson (13-4) made a massive statement as a potential title challenger in his most recent victory, a dominant first-round knockout of the heavily-hyped Johnny Walker. The victory ran his winning streak to four, and landed him in the No. 5 spot on the CBS Sports UFC divisional rankings. All but three of Anderson's pro fights have come in the UFC Octagon after making his debut to win the ..

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UFC returning to Dublin for first time in five years with Fight Night event in August

UFC returning to Dublin for first time in five years with Fight Night event in AugustThe event is unlikely to see the return of Conor McGregor to his roots in Ireland, however For the first time since 2015, the UFC will promote a fight card in the capital city of Ireland. UFC Fight Night in Dublin will take place on Aug. 15, at 3Arena, the promotion announced Thursday. No fighters or potential matches have been released. It's happening!! We're back at #UFCDublin on August 15th!! 🇮🇪 Register for tickets ➡️ https://t.co/RzBlLGmk3o pic.twitter.com/k24PMiY0zA — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) February 13, 2020 "We kicked off the year with a phenomenal comeback from Conor McGregor at UFC 246, and now we are thrilled to announce our return to Ireland after four years," UFC senior vice president David Shaw said. "With Irish fans amongst the most passionate UFC supporters in the world, and Dublin being such an iconic global city, we can't wait to put on another world class event ..

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UFC Fight Night 167 odds, predictions: MMA insider reveals picks for Anderson vs. Blachowicz

UFC Fight Night 167 odds, predictions: MMA insider reveals picks for Anderson vs. Blachowicz Light heavyweight contenders collide on Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 167 as fifth-ranked Corey Anderson takes on sixth-ranked Jan Blachowicz at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M. The 13-bout showcase features the main UFC Fight Night 167 card starting at 8 p.m. ET and concludes with a battle of veterans vying for a potential title shot. The main event is a rematch of their meeting at UFC 191 in September 2015, which Anderson won by unanimous decision. Anderson is a -200 favorite (risk $200 to win $100), while Blachowicz is a +170 underdog (risk $100 to win $170) in the latest Anderson vs. Blachowicz odds. In the co-main event, Michel Pereira (-155) faces Diego Sanchez (+135) in a welterweight fight. Before making any UFC Fight Night 167 picks of your own, make sure you check out what SportsLine MMA expert Kyle Marley has to say. Marley won the first-ever "ToutMast..

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