Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz 2 Targeted For UFC New Mexico

Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz could serve as the UFC New Mexico headliner in 2020. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that Anderson vs. Blachowicz II is in the works for a UFC event in New Mexico on Feb. 15. Okamoto noted that this light heavyweigh…

Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz could serve as the UFC New Mexico headliner in 2020. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that Anderson vs. Blachowicz II is in the works for a UFC event in New Mexico on Feb. 15. Okamoto noted that this light heavyweight clash may determine who gets dibs on the next 205-pound title […]

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Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz In Works For UFC New Mexico Headliner

Corey Anderson won’t be getting the next crack at the light heavyweight title. However, he might just be getting a shot at the No. 1-contender’s spot. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that the UFC is working on finalizing a fight between Anderson and Jan Blachowicz to headline UFC New Mexico in February. Anderson comes off of […]

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Corey Anderson won’t be getting the next crack at the light heavyweight title.

However, he might just be getting a shot at the No. 1-contender’s spot. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that the UFC is working on finalizing a fight between Anderson and Jan Blachowicz to headline UFC New Mexico in February.

Anderson comes off of a big first-round TKO win over Johnny Walker on the featured UFC 244 preliminary bout of the night. With the win, Anderson extended his win streak to four. Now, he’ll take on Blachowicz, another man who has looked very impressive inside the Octagon as of late.

Blachowicz is on a two-fight win streak after knocking out Luke Rockhold in July at UFC 239. The Polish powerhouse finished the ex-middleweight champ in the second round with a thunderous uppercut. In his last bout, Blachowicz thwarted another middleweight’s debut at 205 pounds, taking out Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the UFC Sao Paulo headliner. Blachowicz won the scrap via split decision after a fairly uneventful 25 minutes.

The matchup between Anderson and Blachowicz certainly makes sense at this point in time. They’ll likely challenge the winner of Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes, which headlines UFC 247 in February.

Who do you think takes a bout between Anderson and Blachowicz?

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Jacare Souza Considering Middleweight Return After Jan Blachowicz Loss

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is considering dropping back down to middleweight after a failed light heavyweight move this month. Souza suffered a decision loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC Sao Paulo. Now, sitting at 2-3 in his last five fights, Souza admitted to MMA Fighting that he’s considering going back down to 185 pounds. However, a […]

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Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is considering dropping back down to middleweight after a failed light heavyweight move this month.

Souza suffered a decision loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC Sao Paulo. Now, sitting at 2-3 in his last five fights, Souza admitted to MMA Fighting that he’s considering going back down to 185 pounds. However, a return to light heavyweight isn’t completely out of the question either.

“My manager and my team are talking which weight class I’ll fight next, so there’s a lot going on here right now,” Souza said. “We’ll make a decision really soon on what’s best for us. We’re looking at staying at 205 or going back to 185.

“Everybody suffers cutting weight, that’s life, but I’m 40 years old. I cut weight my entire life and maybe I was full of it, but I’m excited again, I’m happy, and I want to work. I’m still one of the top fighters of the division.”

Souza went on to explain that there was a lot he didn’t expect in his fight against Blachowicz, especially his size. The Brazilian found it difficult to take Blachowicz down, despite the fact that he trains with heavyweights regularly.

“I didn’t expect it would be so tough (to take him down),” Souza said. “I was also surprised by his size. I trained with heavyweights for this fight and this guy is really big [laughs].

“Everybody expected (Blachowicz) to go there and kill me,” Souza said. “I thought he would come more aggressive and try to knock me out, but he didn’t take many risks to avoid going to the ground. The result wasn’t what we expected, the fight was boring, but that happens sometimes.”

Do you think Souza should return to middleweight after his loss to Blachowicz?

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Jon Jones Doesn’t Think Jan Blachowicz Is Ready For Title Shot

Everyone wants a piece of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. While it’s likely Jones will fight up-and-coming challenger Dominick Reyes next, top-ranked 205-pounder Jan Blachowicz has also been making a case for a title opportunity. He comes off of a decision victory over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the UFC Sao Paulo main event from […]

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Everyone wants a piece of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

While it’s likely Jones will fight up-and-coming challenger Dominick Reyes next, top-ranked 205-pounder Jan Blachowicz has also been making a case for a title opportunity. He comes off of a decision victory over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the UFC Sao Paulo main event from Brazil.

Blachowicz called for his shot against Jones after the victory, which caught the attention of “Bones.” Jones took to Twitter to react to Blachowicz’s calls for a title opportunity, noting he doesn’t think Blachowicz sounds ready for the fight.

I don’t know man, you don’t sound too ready”

Jones is, arguably, the most dominant champion the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) has ever seen. Having faced elite competition such as Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans, Thiago Santos, and more, Jones has yet to be legitimately bested inside of the Octagon.

Currently, Jones has successfully defended the light heavyweight championship two times in a row. Given how dominant he has been at light heavyweight, many have called for Jones to jump up to heavyweight and try his hand there. However, it looks like, for now, he’ll continue to pick off the contenders that continue to rise within light heavyweight.

Do you think Blachowicz is ready to challenge Jones for the title?

 

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UFC Sao Paulo Medical Suspensions: Jan Blachowicz Sits For 180 Days

We now have the UFC Sao Paulo medical suspensions to pass along following UFC on ESPN+ 22 this past weekend. In the main event, Jan Blachowicz took a decision win over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza after five rounds of fighting. In the co-main event, Paul Craig and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua fought to a draw after 15 […]

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We now have the UFC Sao Paulo medical suspensions to pass along following UFC on ESPN+ 22 this past weekend.

In the main event, Jan Blachowicz took a decision win over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza after five rounds of fighting. In the co-main event, Paul Craig and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua fought to a draw after 15 minutes of fighting in the light heavyweight division.

Now, the fighters have received their suspensions after doing battle in Brazil. Check out the full UFC Sao Paulo medical suspensions below.

UFC Sao Paulo Medical Suspensions

  • Jan Blachowicz: Suspended 180 days or until x-rays of both feet are cleared by physician; also suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Ronaldo Souza: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Paul Craig: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Mauricio Rua: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Charles Oliveira: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Jared Gordon: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by otolaryngologist; also suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
  • Andre Muniz: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Antonio Arroyo: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Wellington Turman: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Markus Perez: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • James Krause: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Sergio Moraes: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by neurologist; also suspended 60 days with with no contact for 45 days.
  • Ricardo Ramos: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Eduardo Garagorri: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Francisco Trinaldo: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Bobby Green: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Randy Brown: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Warlley Alves: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Douglas de Andrade: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Renan Barao: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
  • Ariane Lipski: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Isabella de Padua: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Tracy Cortez: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Vanessa Melo: Suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days.

What do you think about the UFC Sao Paulo medical suspensions?

 

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UFC Sao Paulo Medical Suspensions: Jan Blachowicz Faces 180-Day Sit

With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at UFC UFC Sao Paulo, it’s their time to faces those consequences in the form of medical suspensions.  Jan Blachowicz picked up a decision win over Ronaldo “Jac…

With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at UFC UFC Sao Paulo, it’s their time to faces those consequences in the form of medical suspensions.  Jan Blachowicz picked up a decision win over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in a light heavyweight bout served as the headliner. In the […]

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