Brett Okamoto of ESPN first reported the bout.
Anderson (13-4-0) enters the contest while in the midst of a four fight winning streaking, having defeated Patrick Cummins, Glover Teixeira, Ilir Latifi and Johnny Walker. Anderson was the light heavyweight winner of the UFC Ultimate Fighter 19, defeating Matt Van Buren in the finals of the reality show. Anderson won the initial meeting between he and Blachowicz, with that victory coming by unanimous decision at UFC 191.
Blachowicz (25-8-0) comes into the contest riding a two fight winning streak, having defeated the duo of Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo Souza. Blachowicz has previously headlined two UFC cards and he holds a 1-1-0 record in those events. Blachowicz has suffered eight losses as a professional MMA fighter and more than half of them came by way of decision.
UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho takes place on Saturday, February 15 from the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico with Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+
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