Corey Anderson (fighter)

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Corey Anderson
Born (1989-09-22) September 22, 1989 (age 27)
Rockford, Illinois, United States
Other names Beastin 25/8, Overtime
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Light heavyweight
Reach 79.0 in (201 cm)[2]
Style Boxing, Wrestling
Fighting out of Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Team Renzo Gracie Combat Team
Nick Catone MMA Academy
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Almeida[3]
Wrestling NCAA Division III Wrestling[4]
Years active 2013–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 12
Wins 9
By knockout 4
By decision 5
Losses 3
By knockout 2
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Corey Anderson is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the light heavyweight division. He was the light heavyweight winner on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn. Anderson is currently ranked #7 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.

Early life[edit]

He graduated from Hononegah Community High School where he competed in wrestling.[5]

Corey Anderson was not initially interested in pursuing a career in MMA. During his last year of wrestling at Newberry College in South Carolina, he met MMA notable, Ben Askren, who persuaded him to try MMA. Despite resisting many times, Anderson eventually gave MMA a shot after Askren managed to get him into Duke Roufus's gym.[6] Anderson graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater with a degree in Business Administration.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Anderson was revealed as one of the cast members of the nineteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter, coached by Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn, on March 25, 2014.[7] In the elimination rounds to determine who got into the TUF house, Anderson fought and defeated Kelly Anundson by unanimous decision after two rounds. He was then chosen as the first pick for Team Edgar's light heavyweights.

In the quarter-finals, Anderson fought Team Penn's Josh Clark. Anderson utilized his wrestling to control the majority of the bout, resulting in a majority decision win.[8] Anderson next fought fellow Team Edgar teammate, Patrick Walsh, in the semi-finals. He defeated Walsh by unanimous decision to secure his spot at the finale.[9]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Anderson faced Matt Van Buren in the light heavyweight finals on July 6, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale. He quickly won the bout via TKO just 61 seconds into the first round to become the light heavyweight tournament winner.[10] His 61-second first round TKO marked the fastest finish ever to the finale of The Ultimate Fighter show.[11]

Anderson was expected to face Gian Villante on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181.[12] However, Villante pulled out of the fight citing an injury[13] and was replaced by Jonathan Wilson.[14] A few days later, it was announced that Wilson was forced out of the fight and undefeated newcomer Justin Jones would take his place.[15] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

A rescheduled bout with Villante took place on April 18, 2015 at UFC on Fox 15.[16] Anderson lost the fight via TKO in the third round. Despite the loss, he was awarded a bonus for Fight of the Night.[17]

Anderson faced Jan Błachowicz on September 5, 2015 at UFC 191.[18] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[19]

Anderson stepped up to face Fábio Maldonado on November 7, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 77, filling in for an injured Tom Lawlor.[20] He won the one sided fight by unanimous decision.[21]

Anderson faced Tom Lawlor on March 5, 2016 at UFC 196.[22] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[23]

Anderson faced Maurício Rua on May 14, 2016 at UFC 198.[24] Rua was awarded a split decision victory.[25]

Anderson faced Sean O'Connell on December 9, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 102.[26] He won the fight by TKO in the second round.[27]

Anderson faced Jimi Manuwa on March 18, 2017 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 107.[28] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[29]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9–3 Jimi Manuwa KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson March 18, 2017 1 3:05 London, England
Win 9–2 Sean O'Connell TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov December 9, 2016 2 2:36 Albany, New York, United States
Loss 8–2 Maurício Rua Decision (split) UFC 198 May 14, 2016 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 8–1 Tom Lawlor Decision (unanimous) UFC 196 March 5, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–1 Fábio Maldonado Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 November 7, 2015 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 6–1 Jan Błachowicz Decision (unanimous) UFC 191 September 5, 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 5–1 Gian Villante TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold April 18, 2015 3 4:18 Newark, New Jersey, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 5–0 Justin Jones Decision (unanimous) UFC 181 December 6, 2014 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–0 Matt Van Buren TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale July 6, 2014 1 1:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won The Ultimate Fighter 19 Light Heavyweight Tournament.
Win 3–0 Stephen Flanagan TKO (punches) MMA Xtreme - Fists Will Fly August 24, 2013 1 3:03 Evansville, Indiana, United States Heavyweight bout.
Win 2–0 Myron Dennis Decision (unanimous) XFC - Vengeance July 28, 2013 5 5:00 Grant, Oklahoma, United States
Win 1–0 J.R. Briones TKO (punches) NAFC - Battleground March 29, 2013 1 3:01 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 191 Johnson vs. Dodson 2". UFC.com. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Machida vs. Rockhold". UFC.com. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ ricardoalmeidabjj (October 14, 2016). "Congratulations Edson, Eddie and Corey! It is a privilege to play a small part on your fighting Odyssey". Instagram. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Corey Anderson - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ http://q985online.com/former-hononegah-high-school-wrestler-corey-anderson-to-be-on-television/
  6. ^ "Corey Anderson wasn't an MMA fighter until Ben Askren convinced him otherwise". FOXSPORTS.COM. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "TUF 19 Cast Revealed". UFC.com. January 25, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Episode No. 5 recap: ‘The Ultimate Fighter 19: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn’". MMAjunkie.com. May 14, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/2014/06/episode-no-11-recap-the-ultimate-fighter-team-edgar-vs-team-penn
  10. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/2014/07/tuf-19-finale-results-photos-corey-anderson-decimates-matt-van-buren-in-first
  11. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/2014/07/tuf-19-finale-post-fight-facts-tuf-finals-end-in-record-speed
  12. ^ Staff (2014-09-16). "'TUF 19' winner Corey Anderson meets Gian Villante at UFC 181". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-16. 
  13. ^ Staff (2014-11-13). "Gian Villante out at UFC 181, promotion seeks replacement for Corey Anderson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-11-13. 
  14. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2014-11-18). "Wilson replaces injured Villante at UFC 181". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-11-18. 
  15. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2014-11-24). "Newcomer Jones to face Anderson at UFC 181". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-11-24. 
  16. ^ Staff (2015-01-27). "Corey Anderson meets Gian Villante at UFC on FOX 15 in New Jersey". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  17. ^ Karim Kidan (2015-04-18). "UFC on FOX 15 bonuses: Rockhold pockets $50,000 for submission win against Machida". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-04-18. 
  18. ^ Jason Floyd (2015-07-30). "Jan Blachowicz vs. Corey Anderson set for UFC 191". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-07-30. 
  19. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-09-05). "UFC 191 results: Corey Anderson rolls over Jan Blachowicz". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  20. ^ Marc Raimondi (2015-10-20). "With Tom Lawlor injured, Corey Anderson steps in to face Fabio Maldonado at UFC Sao Paulo". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  21. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-11-07). "UFC Fight Night 77 results: Corey Anderson dominates Fabio Maldonado for easy decision". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  22. ^ Staff (2016-01-14). "Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor joins March's UFC 196 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  23. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-03-05). "UFC 196 results: Corey Anderson survives rough opening to decision Tom Lawlor". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  24. ^ Staff (2016-03-15). "‘Shogun’ Rua vs. Corey Anderson set for UFC 198 in Curitiba". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  25. ^ Dave Doyle (2016-05-14). "UFC 198 results: Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua takes questionable call over Corey Anderson". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  26. ^ Staff (2016-10-14). "UFC Fight Night 102 gets eight new fights". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  27. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-12-09). "UFC Fight Night 102 results: Corey Anderson grounds and pounds Sean O'Connell for TKO win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  28. ^ Dave Doyle (2016-01-07). "Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson set for UFC Fight Night London card". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
  29. ^ Damon Martin (2017-03-18). "Jimi Manuwa flattens Corey Anderson with vicious first-round knockout in main event". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
  30. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/2015/05/mmajunkies-fight-of-the-month-for-april-that-grueling-ufc-on-fox-15-bout

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