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UFC Rio Rancho predictions: Fighters pick fights - Video

Stars from UFC, Bellator, PFL and beyond break down the UFC Fight Night 167 main event rematch between Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz.

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Professional Fight League (PFL) and beyond break down Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz 2 in SBN MMA’s latest edition of Fighters Pick Fights. The likes of Diego Sanchez, Jimmie Rivera and Sarah Kaufman contributed their analysis and predictions on UFC Rio Rancho’s main event clash between Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz.

You can watch the full video above and read excerpts below:

Diego Sanchez

“I’m picking Corey Anderson because he is a phenomenal wrestler and I feel having that wrestling base is going to give him an advantage going into the fight. If he’s not having his way in the striking and finding his rhythm or distance, I feel he has that level of conditioning and that level of grip and raw wrestling power to ground Blachowicz. So I’m going with Corey.”

John Dodson

“Dude, that one’s going to be a hard one to say. I had Corey Anderson counted out in the last fight [with Johnny Walker]. He proved me wrong and shut me up. I’m actually going to have his back on this one. I think he’s going to go out there and beat Jan and control the pace.”

Jimmie Rivera

“I’m going to go with Corey Anderson this time. I think he is hungry and wants to get a title and shot and this is his chance. He knows if he beats Jan he can get a shot at the belt.

Sarah Kaufman

“I actually don’t know for that one. Corey Anderson always seems to pull out wins when I don’t think he will. I guess maybe I’ll go with him on this one.”

Timestamps are below for the video above:

0:21 - Diego Sanchez
1:48 - Andrea Lee
1:57 - Jimmie Rivera
2:12 - Sarah Kaufman
2:35 - John Dodson
2:52 - Nicco Montano
3:02 - Alex Perez
3:13 - Kevin Aguilar
3:44 - Trevin Giles
3:59 - Jordan Espinosa

(Author’s Note: Some quotes have been condensed for concision and clarity.)

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