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|Born||August 29, 1984|
Elma, Washington, United States
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Fighting out of||Reno, Nevada, United States|
|Team||American Top Team|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Kelly Anundson (born August 29, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division. A professional competitor since 2010, Anundson has previously competed for Bellator. He was also a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 19. His most high-profile win in his career was over future UFC Light Heavyweight title contender Volkan Oezdemir.
Born and raised in a trucking family in Elma, Washington, Anundson began wrestling at the age of five. Talented, Anundson would go on to be a state champion in high school before continuing his career at Lassen College in California, and then transferred to Newberry College in South Carolina, where he was a three-time All-American. Anundson later began competing in mixed martial arts and grappling tournaments before he began training with American Top Team.
Mixed martial arts career
Anundson made his MMA debut in 2010. He won his first three bouts in the Palmetto Boxing Promotions organization before losing to UFC veteran Francis Carmont and Steven Cnudde, both via armbar submission. Anundson returned to the Palmetto Boxing Promotions, defeating Wade Hamilton via rear-naked choke submission in the first round. Anundson would win his next two bouts, both by stoppage in the first round.
The Ultimate Fighter
Anundson appeared as one of the contestants on The Ultimate Fighter 19, he faced future winner of the show Corey Anderson in the fight to get into the TUF house. He lost via unanimous decision, thus ending his run on the show.
Anundson entered in the Bellator 2014 summer series light heavyweight tournament. He defeated Rodney Wallace in the quarterfinals at Bellator 121 on June 6, 2014 via three-round unanimous decision to move on to the semifinals.
Anundson faced Philipe Lins in the semifinals at Bellator 122 on July 25, 2014. In the first round, Lins injured his left knee while attempting a punch, causing the referee to stop the bout in favour of Anundson.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|12 matches||9 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||9–3||Liam McGeary||Submission (inverted triangle choke)||Bellator 124||September 12, 2014||1||4:47||Plymouth Township, Michigan, United States||Bellator 2014 Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||9–2||Philipe Lins||TKO (knee injury)||Bellator 122||July 25, 2014||1||1:40||Temecula, California, United States||Bellator 2014 Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||8–2||Rodney Wallace||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 121||June 6, 2014||3||5:00||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States||Bellator 2014 Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||7–2||Volkan Oezdemir||Submission (neck crank)||Bellator 115||April 4, 2014||2||3:19||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–2||Carlos Zevallos||TKO (punches)||Fight Time 12: Warriors Collide||November 2, 2012||1||2:52||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||5–2||Alessandro de Oliveira||Submission (north-south choke)||Lions Fighting Championship 2||March 10, 2012||1||N/A||Neuchâtel, Switzerland|
|Win||4–2||Wade Hamilton||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Palmetto Boxing Promotions: Fight Night at the Point||June 24, 2011||1||1:00||Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States|
|Loss||3–2||Steven Cnudde||Submission (armbar)||HFC 3: France vs. Europe||May 6, 2011||2||2:36||Martigny, Valais, Switzerland|
|Loss||3–1||Francis Carmont||Submission (armbar)||SHC 4: Monson vs. Perak||April 30, 2011||1||2:06||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Win||3–0||Jesus Santiago||Submission (north-south choke)||Palmetto Boxing Promotions: Judgment Day 1||August 26, 2010||1||1:41||Columbia, South Carolina, United States|
|Win||2–0||Dann Cucuta||Submission (armbar)||Palmetto Boxing Promotions: Rage in the Cage||April 24, 2010||1||3:13||Columbia, South Carolina, United States|
|Win||1–0||Chris McNally||Decision (unanimous)||Palmetto Boxing Promotions: Mayhem at the Medallion Center||January 30, 2010||3||5:00||Columbia, South Carolina, United States|
- "Fight Path: How Monson, Johnson, Liborio brought Kelly Anundson to Bellator". mmajunkie.com. March 27, 2014.
- "'TUF 19' Recap: Episode 1". sherdog.com. April 16, 2014.
- "Bellator 115 results: Minakov vs. Kongo". mmafighting.com. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
- "Bellator 121 Results: Prindle vs. Thompson". mmafighting.com. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
- "Bellator 122 Results: McDonough vs. Koreshkov". mmafighting.com. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
- "Bellator 124 results, recap: Emanuel Newton stops Joey Beltran, Liam McGeary and Ryan Couture victorious". mmamania.com. September 13, 2014.