Derek Anderson (fighter)

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Derek Anderson
Born (1990-02-20) February 20, 1990 (age 29)
San Diego, California, United States
Other namesThe Barbaric
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
DivisionLightweight
Reach74.0 in (188 cm)[1]
TeamTeam Xplode MMA
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins16
By knockout5
By submission6
By decision5
Losses3
By submission1
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Derek Anderson (born February 20, 1990) is an American mixed martial artist, currently competing in Bellator's Lightweight division.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Anderson began training in mixed martial arts at the age of 19, and later made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2011. Anderson compiled an undefeated record of 9-0 with one no contest before being signed by Bellator

Bellator MMA[edit]

Anderson made his promotional debut against Patricky Freire at Bellator 98 on September 7, 2013.[2] Anderson won via unanimous decision.

Anderson was then scheduled to face Terry Etim in the quarterfinals of the Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Tournament on March 21, 2014 at Bellator 113. Etim then pulled out due to an ACL injury. Etim was replaced by Brandon Girtz. Anderson won via knockout due to a knee strike in the second round.[1]

In the semifinals, Anderson faced Polish submission specialist Marcin Held at Bellator 117 on April 18, 2014. Anderson was handed his first professional loss via triangle choke submission in the second round.

Anderson faced Danny Navarro on January 16, 2015 at Bellator 132.[3] He won the fight via TKO in the third round.

Anderson next faced Brent Primus at Bellator 141 on August 28, 2015. He lost the fight by split decision.

In the first rematch of his career, Anderson faced Patricky Freire for a second time on December 4, 2015 at Bellator 147.[4] He again won the fight, this time by split decision.

A welterweight bout between Anderson and Paul Daley at Bellator 163 was scrapped on the day of the event after Daley fell ill from effects of his weight cut.[5]

Anderson faced Saad Awad at Bellator 160 on August 26, 2016. In a back-and-forth affair, in which both fighters traded near submission finishes, Anderson ultimately won the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

Anderson faced Derek Campos at Bellator 170 on January 21, 2017. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[7]

Anderson was expected to face Michael Page at Bellator 179 on May 19, 2017 but Page suffered a knee injury and neck injury. No replacement opponent was sought.[8][9]

Anderson was expected to return against Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 189 on December 1, 2017.[10] However, an injury to Anderson forced him out of the bout and he was replaced by David Rickels.[11]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 16 wins 3 losses
By knockout 5 0
By submission 6 1
By decision 5 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16–3 (1) Guilherme Bomba Decision (unanimous) Bellator 229 October 4, 2019 3 5:00 Temecula, California, United States
Win 15–3 (1) Zak Bucia Decision (unanimous) Bellator 197 April 13, 2018 3 5:00 St. Charles, Missouri, United States Catchweight (165 lbs) bout.
Loss 14–3 (1) Derek Campos Decision (unanimous) Bellator 170 January 21, 2017 3 5:00 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 14–2 (1) Saad Awad Decision (unanimous) Bellator 160 August 26, 2016 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 13–2 (1) Patricky Freire Decision (split) Bellator 147 December 4, 2015 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 12–2 (1) Brent Primus Decision (split) Bellator 141 August 28, 2015 3 5:00 Temecula, California, United States
Win 12–1 (1) Danny Navarro TKO (punches) Bellator 132 January 16, 2015 3 3:51 Temecula, California, United States
Loss 11–1 (1) Marcin Held Submission (triangle choke) Bellator 117 April 18, 2014 2 3:09 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 11–0 (1) Brandon Girtz KO (knee) Bellator 113 March 21, 2014 2 0:23 Mulvane, Kansas, United States Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 10–0 (1) Patricky Freire Decision (unanimous) Bellator 98 September 7, 2013 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 9–0 (1) Craig Flynn TKO (punches) Xplode Fight Series: Aftermath July 20, 2013 1 0:48 San Pasqual Indian Reservation, California United States
Win 8–0 (1) Ray Carter Submission (armbar) Xplode Fight Series: Revancha March 16, 2013 2 1:02 San Pasqual Indian Reservation, California, United States
NC 7–0 (1) Aaron Neveu No Contest (overturned) Xplode Fight Series: Damage November 17, 2012 1 2:06 San Pasqual Indian Reservation, California, United States Overturned due to unintentional headbutt.
Win 7–0 Edward Darby Submission (armbar) Xplode Fight Series: Anarchy September 22, 2012 1 1:06 San Pasqual Indian Reservation, California, United States
Win 6–0 Kris Armbrister Submission (guillotine choke) Xplode Fight Series: Eclipse July 28, 2012 1 2:56 San Pasqual Indian Reservation, California, United States
Win 5–0 Dino Valdez Submission (guillotine choke) Xplode Fight Series: Disarm March 24, 2012 1 0:26 San Pasqual Indian Reservation, California, United States
Win 4–0 Jeremy Michur TKO (knee) Xplode Fight Series: Brutal Conduct January 21, 2012 1 1:40 San Pasqual Indian Reservation, California, United States
Win 3–0 Chris Mercado TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Season's Beatings 3 December 4, 2011 2 N/A San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 2–0 Dominique Chisem Submission (guillotine choke) Xplode Fight Series: Hillside Havoc November 19, 2011 1 N/A San Pasqual Indian Reservation, California, United States
Win 1–0 Leo Franklin Submission (rear-naked choke) Xplode Fight Series: Rumble off the Reservation August 6, 2011 3 2:42 San Pasqual Indian Reservation, California, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Derek Anderson | MMA Fighter Page | Tapology". tapology.com. Retrieved 2014-06-13.
  2. ^ "Patricky Pitbull vs. Derek Anderson booked for Bellator 98".
  3. ^ MMAjunkie Staff (January 8, 2015). "Bellator 132 complete with seven prelims, including Dustin Jacoby vs. John Salter". mmajunkie.com.
  4. ^ "Bellator 147 Fight Card". bellator.com. 2015-12-11.
  5. ^ Ariel Helwani (2016-11-04). "Paul Daley pulled from tonight's Bellator 163 card after difficult weight cut". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  6. ^ Luke Thomas (August 27, 2016). "Bellator 160 results: Benson Henderson earns victory on Patricio Pitbull injury". mmafighting.com.
  7. ^ Steven Marrocco (January 22, 2017). "Bellator 170 results: Tito Ortiz stuns Chael Sonnen, taps him out in first". mmajunkie.com.
  8. ^ Mike Bohn (February 17, 2017). "Michael 'Venom' Page to face Derek Anderson at Bellator 179 in London". mmajunkie.com.
  9. ^ Gareth Davies (May 10, 2017). "Breaking: Michael 'Venom' Page out of Wembley Bellator 179 fight with Derek Anderson after suffering knee injury". telegraph.co.uk.
  10. ^ Alexander K. Lee (November 7, 2017). "Derek Anderson vs. Adam Piccolotti announced for Bellator 189". mmafighting.com.
  11. ^ Marc Raimondi (November 22, 2017). "David Rickels replaces injured Derek Anderson, faces Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 189". mmafighting.com.

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