UFC Rio Rancho Results
UFC Rio Rancho goes down on Saturday night at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz face off in the main event, in a number one contender fight in the UFC light heavyweight division. The UFC 205lbs champion Jon Jones, is expected to be in the front row to watch his potential next title challenger.
In the UFC Rio Rancho co-main event, Diego Sanchez, the winner of The Ultimate Fighter season one, takes on the most unpredictable man in the UFC, Michel Pereira, in a welterweight clash.
Elsewhere on the UFC Rio Rancho card, Lando Vannata faces Nick and Nate Diaz’s teammate, Yancy Medeiros. And Mark and Montana De La Rosa will become the first married couple to compete on the same UFC card.
Full results from UFC Rio Rancho:
Jan Blachowicz defeats Corey Anderson via first round KO (3:08)
Diego Sanchez defeats Michel Pereira via third round disqualification, due to an illegal knee to a grounded opponent (3:09)
Montana De La Rosa defeats Mara Romero Borella via unanimous decision (30-27)
Brok Weaver defeats Kazula Vargas via first round disqualification, due to an illegal knee to a grounded opponent (4:02)
Ray Borg* defeats Rogerio Bontorin via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-25)
Lando Vannata defeats Yancy Medeiros via unanimous decision (30-27 x2)
Daniel Rodriguez defeats Tim Means via second round standing guillotine submission (3:37)
John Dodson defeats Nathaniel Wood via third round TKO (0:16)
Scott Holtzman defeats Jim Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Devin Clark defeats Dequan Townsend via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Merab Dvalishvili defeats Casey Kenney via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 29-28)
Macy Chiasson defeats Shanna Young via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Raulian Paiva defeats Mark De La Rosa via second round KO (4:42)
* Ray Borg missed weight by two pounds
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