Blachowicz posted a picture of his battered face after the fight.
He wrote, “I have to take a break for the next few months. I have to think, put everything together, do some analysis, and primarily to restore my passion and spark that I lost. In a few hours I’ll come back to you guys and I’ll say more.”
And Blachowicz has good reason for the rethink.
Judges scored the bout 30-25, 30-25, 29-26 to Anderson.
Anderson overwhelmed Blachowicz with his wrestling and improved Brazilian jiu-jitsu. H didn’t have it all his own way, saying after the bout, “I got my teeth knocked in again, but came out with avictolry; that’s priceless.
Blachowicz managed to land a few shots in the first round. Anderson adjusted by switching to a grappling-focused fight. Blachowicz was unable to match him in this area and Anderson controlled the rest of the fight.
Anderson took balchowicz to the canvas in the first, but nearly got trapped with an armbar.
In the second he caught a kick from Blachowicz, took his opponent to the mat, and mounted him for top-position.
Anderson then laid on the ground-and-pound with a torrent of damaging g punches and elbows.
In the end it was his superior conditioning that allowed Anderson to keep pouring on the pressure
“I’ve got cardio and pressure forever,” he said. “I don’t get tired.
Anderson now moves to a record of 6-1; while Blachowicz drops to 18-5.