UFC Rio Rancho in tweets

Pro's react to UFC Rio Rancho

We were treated to a 6 fight main card as the UFC hit Rio Rancho, Nex Mexico on Saturday. Kicking off the main card was a lightweight bout between Lando Vannata and Yancy Medeiros. It wasn’t a standard ‘Groovy’ performance as Lando was technically cleaner and crisper instead of his normal bashful state. He saw out a unanimous decision on the judges scorecards with a trio of 30×27 scores. Next up was a pair of Flyweights as former title challenger Ray Borg faced off against the streaking Rogério Bontorin. Despite missing weight on Friday morning, Borg dominated 7th ranked Bontorin from the first second, controlling him for over 7 minutes. He returned to the 125lb division with a decision win as he aims to work his way back to title contention.

Lightweights were on deck as contender series veteran Brok Weaver was finally making his UFC debut against Mexican Kazula Vargas. As the round started, it was Vargas who took early control as he managed to get Weaver down to the ground and control him despite a submission attempt from Brok. However, Vargas landed a knee to the head of Weaver while he was a grounded opponent and the referee instantly ended the fight and Vargas was DQ’d.

A pivotal women’s flyweight bout was up next as Montana De La Rosa go up against Mara Romero Borella. After watching her husband lose in the opening bout of the night, Montana bounced back and wrestled her way to victory over Borella as she earned a unanimous decision win to propel her into the divisions top 10. In the co-main event of the evening was a potential FOTN as TUF veteran Diego Sanchez went up against the enigmatic Michel Pereira at Welterweight. As expected, Pereira was looking for the extravagant shot while Diego was remaining patient but it was a weird performance from ‘The Nightmare’. In the third round, Pereira had Sanchez against the cage and for the second time tonight, an illegal knee was thrown but this time it caused a cut on the forehead of Sanchez. As the doctor was called in, Diego complained that he couldn’t see out of one of his eyes and as a result, Michel Periera was disqualified and hometown hero Sanchez got the win but not the way he wanted it.

The main event was finally upon us as we had a number one contender bout on our hands. Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz faced each other for a second time after the previous meeting back in 2015 where ‘Overtime’ got the win. After a cagey opening two minutes, as Anderson lunged in, Jan landed a short right hand which instantly put Corey down and one hammer fist later, it was over as the arena erupted. With that spectacular finish, we may have just found out who is next for Jon Jones…

Check out the full reaction below 

Jan Blachowicz  vs Corey Anderson

Diego Sanchez vs Michel Pereira

Montana De La Rosa vs Mara Romero Borella

Brok Weaver vs Kazula Vargas

Ray Borg vs Rogerio Bontorin

Lando Vannata vs Yancy Medeiros 

Full results below 

Jan Blachowicz bt Corey Anderson via KO (punch) Round 1- 3:08

Diego Sanchez bt Michel Periera via DQ (illegal knee) Round 3- 3:09

Montana De La Rosa bt Mara Romero Barella via Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Brok Weaver bt Pazula Vargas via DQ (illegal knee) Round 1- 4:02

Ray Borg bt Rogerio Bontorin via Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)

Lando Vannata bt Yancy Medeiros via Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


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