Corey Anderson (fighter) Biography | Corey Anderson
Corey Anderson (fighter) 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.As of June 20, 2023,Corey was # 10 in the Bellator men’s pound-for-pound rankings and #1 in the Bellator Light Heavyweight rankings.
Corey Anderson (fighter) Age
Anderson is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the light heavyweight division.
Corey is 33 years old as of 2022. He was born on 22 September 1989, in Rockford, Illinois, United States.
Corey’s Early life
He graduated from Hononegah Community High School where he competed in wrestling.
Later, Corey attended Lincoln College (Illinois) in Lincoln, Illinois, and was an All-American. After graduating he attended the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Although, 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 originally resisting, Anderson eventually gave MMA a shot after Askren managed to get him into Duke Roufus’s gym. Furthermore, Anderson graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater with a degree in Business Administration.
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Height And Weight
Corey Anderson an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the light heavyweight division.
He has a height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall and a weight of 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Corey Anderson (fighter) Wife
He married his beloved girlfriend Jenny D’Acquisto in 2018.
February is considered to be the most romantic month of the year majorly because of Valentine’s day. Couples express their love for each other on this day every year. UFC Fighter Corey Anderson, however, took it a step further and married his longtime best friend on the day.
Anderson has an MMA record of 9-4 and is currently on a career-low two-fight losing streak. However, he has lost both of his last fights via knock-out.
Jimi Manuwa first knocked out Corey via a brutal punch at UFC Fight Night 107 and was later coup-de-graced by Ovince St-Preux via a head kick at UFC 217. He is currently scheduled to fight Patrick Cummins at UFC Fight Night 128.
Mixed martial arts career
The Ultimate Fighter
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.
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.
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.
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Matt Van Buren
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.
His 61-second first-round TKO marked the fastest finish ever to the finale of The Ultimate Fighter show.
Anderson was expected to face Gian Villante on December 6, 2014, at UFC 181. However, Villante pulled out of the fight citing an injury, and was replaced by Jonathan Wilson. A few days later, it was announced that Wilson was forced out of the fight and undefeated newcomer Justin Jones would take his place.
Although, he won the fight via unanimous decision.Furthermore, a rescheduled bout with Villante took place on April 18, 2015, at UFC on Fox 15.
Anderson lost the fight via TKO in the third round. Despite the loss, he was awarded a bonus for Fight of the Night.
Anderson faced Jan Błachowicz on September 5, 2015, at UFC 191. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
Anderson stepped up to face Fábio Maldonado on November 7, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 77, filling in for an injured Tom Lawlor. Again, he won the one-sided fight by unanimous decision.
Anderson faced Tom Lawlor on March 5, 2016, at UFC 196. Again, he won the fight by unanimous decision.
Anderson faced Maurício Rua on May 14, 2016, at UFC 198. Though, Rua was awarded a split decision victory.
Anderson faced Sean O’Connell on December 9, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 102. Too, he won the fight by TKO in the second round.
Anderson faced Jimi Manuwa on March 18, 2017, in the main event at UFC Fight Night 107. Though, he lost the fight via knockout in the first round.
Anderson was expected to face Patrick Cummins on November 4, 2017, at UFC 217. However, on October 17, Cummins pulled out due to a resistant staph infection.
So, Ovince Saint Preux replaced Cummins. After losing the first round and winning the second due to his wrestling, Anderson lost the fight via head kick knockout early in the third round.
Anderson faced Patrick Cummins on April 21, 2018, UFC Fight Night 128. Again, he won the fight via unanimous decision.
Anderson faced Glover Teixeira on July 22, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 134, replacing injured Ilir Latifi He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Anderson faced Ilir Latifi on December 29, 2018, at UFC 232. Still, he won the fight via unanimous decision.
Correy faced Nemkov in 2022 and the fight ended in a no contest.This was after an accidental head clash that resulted in a cut on Nemkov’s left brow.
Final fight took place on November 18th 2022,and Anderson was not able to take down Nemkov going 0 for 16.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- The Ultimate Fighter 19 Tournament Winner
- Fight of the Night (One time)
- 2015 April Fight of the Month vs. Gian Villante
Corey Anderson (fighter) Net worth And Salary
MMA Fighter Corey Anderson’s net worth is $ 6 Million as of 2023. He earn the money being a professional MMA Fighter.
Corey Anderson is one of the most valuable assets of the MMA world. Therefore, he received a heavy amount of salary for his performance.
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Last Updated On:10th July 2023