This Is How The MMA World Reacted To UFC Rio Rancho
UFC Rio Rancho went down on Saturday night at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The main event saw Jan Blachowicz stake his claim for the next title shot in the UFC light heavyweight division, after scoring a spectacular first round knockout of Corey Anderson. The win for the Pole avenged his loss to ‘Overtime’ over four years ago at UFC 191.
The Ultimate Fighter season one winner Diego Sanchez had his hand raised in the UFC Rio Rancho co-main event, after Michel Pereira was disqualified with less than two minutes left in the third round, for landing an illegal knee to the ‘Nightmare’ when he was grounded. The Brazilian had been dominating the fight, before landing the illegal knee.
Elsewhere on the UFC Rio Rancho card, Kazula Vargas was also disqualified for landing an illegal knee against Brok Weaver; Ray Berg won via unanimous decision against Rogerio Bontorin, after missing weight by two pounds; and Lando Vannata beat Yancy Medeiros via unanimous decision.
Mark and Montana De La Rosa also became the first married couple to compete on the same UFC card at UFC Rio Rancho. Although Mark lost by way of a second round TKO against Raulian Paiva in the first fight of the night, Montana was able to get the win against Mara Romero Borella, via unanimous decision.
This is how the MMA world reacted to UFC Rio Rancho:
Jan Blachowicz vs Corey Anderson:
Diego Sanchez vs Michel Pereira:
Montana De La Rosa vs Mara Romero Borella:
Brok Weaver vs Kazula Vargas:
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Ray Borg:
Lando Vannata vs Yancy Medeiros:
John Dodson vs Nathaniel Wood:
We will add more reactions in the upcoming days, as more fighters take to social media to react to the card.