Corey Anderson full Bellator 257 post-fight press conference

Corey Anderson has advanced to the semifinals of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix.

On Friday night at Bellator 257, Anderson (15-5) fought Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (18-6-1) in the co-main event of what was a scheduled five-round contest in the quarterfinals of the grand prix.

Anderson didn’t need the five rounds. After nearly finishing Yagshimuradov in the second round with ground-and-pound, Anderson finished things off in the third round. Anderson got a quick takedown in the third round and this time when he started throwing down strikes while win on top of Yagshimuradov, there was plenty of time on the clock and Yagshimuradov could not escape.

Following the fight, Anderson spoke to MyMMANews about the fight and his next semi-final match up with current Bellator heavyweight champion and former light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader. You can watch his full post-fight press conference in the video above.

Corey Anderson TKO's Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov In Round Three At Bellator 257, Faces Bader Next
<em><strong>Corey Anderson left squares off against Ryan Bader right following Andersons Bellator 257 victory Anderson and Bader will fight each other in the semifinals of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix<strong><em>

For a full list of Bellator 257 results, click here. Also, for additional coverage on this fight, you can read a round-by-round breakdown here.

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John Eric Poli