Corey Anderson Bellator 251 Pre-Fight Interview
Check out what he had to say to MyMMANews and the media in attendance above.
Bellator MMA is back in primetime on Thursday, Nov. 5 with a card headlined by an exciting battle featuring one of the promotion’s newest free agent acquisitions in Corey Anderson (13-5), who will make his highly anticipated Bellator debut against Dutch combat sports legend Melvin Manhoef (32-14-1, 2 NC) in the stacked light heavyweight division.
Rockford, Illinois’ Corey Anderson joined Bellator’s light heavyweight division this past August after opting to depart the UFC. The winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 19 was ranked fourth in the UFC’s 205-pound division at the time of his departure, having defeated top opponents, including current champion Jan Blachowicz, Johnny Walker, Ilir Latifi and Glover Teixeira.
Prior to honing his MMA under world-renowned BJJ ace Ricardo Almeida, the 31-year-old became a two-time NCAA All-American wrestler and earned his degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
MAIN CARD (CBS Sports Network/DAZN, 7 p.m. ET)
Corey Anderson vs. Melvin Manhoef
Tyrell Fortune vs. Said Sowma
Vinicius de Jesus vs. Austin Vanderford
Derek Anderson vs. Killys Mota
Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Bryce Logan
Julius Anglickas vs. Alex Polizzi
Janay Harding vs. Jessy Miele
Ali Zebian vs. Piankhi Zimmerman
Jaylon Bates vs. Joe Supino
Sumiko Inaba vs. Jessica Ruiz
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