Corey Anderson (fighter) Biography | Corey Anderson
Corey Anderson 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 March 19, 2019, he is #8 in the official UFC light heavyweight rankings.
Corey Anderson (fighter) Age
Corey Anderson is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the light heavyweight division. Who is 29 years old as of 2018. He was born 22 September 1989, in Rockford, Illinois, United States
Corey Anderson (fighter)Early life
He graduated from Hononegah Community High School where he competed in wrestling.
Corey attended Lincoln College (Illinois) in Lincoln, Illinois and was an All American. After graduating he attended University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. 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. Anderson graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater with a degree in Business Administration.
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Corey Anderson (fighter) Height And Weight
Corey Anderson an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the light heavyweight division has a height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall and a weight of 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Corey Anderson (fighter) Wife
Corey Anderson an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the light heavyweight division married is beloved girlfriend Jenny D’Acquisto on 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. He has lost both of his last fights via knock-out. He was first knocked-out by Jimi Manuwa 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.
The former NCAA division 3 wrestler took to social media and posted a tweet announcing his marriage.
Corey Anderson (fighter) Family
Before Fame. He was a wrestler at Newberry College in South Carolina. He later earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.
Trivia. He won the Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale via technical knockout in just 61 seconds, which became the fastest Ultimate Fighter finale in the show’s history.
Family Life. He has brothers and sisters.
Corey Anderson (fighter) 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.
Corey Anderson (fighter)Ultimate Fighting Championship (Ufc)
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. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
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. He won the one-sided fight by unanimous decision.
Anderson faced Tom Lawlor on March 5, 2016, at UFC 196. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
Anderson faced Maurício Rua on May 14, 2016, at UFC 198. Rua was awarded a split decision victory.
Anderson faced Sean O’Connell on December 9, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 102. 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. 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. He was replaced by Ovince Saint Preux. 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. 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. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
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
Corey Anderson is one of the most valuable assets of the MMA world. He received a heavy amount of salary for his performance. His expected salary of 2016-2017 is $105,300. As of 2015, he has an estimated net worth of $273,000. According to sources, he will have a net worth of $300,000 at the end of 2017. He is popular among his fans on social networking sites. One can see his latest updates on Twitter and Instagram.
Talking about Corey Anderson net worth, he is estimated to have earned around $200K his last fight against Patrick Cummins on April 21, 2018. As all MMA fighters are supported by many endorsements like Reebok and Budlight he also enjoys some merchandise sales and endorsement money. As per many tabloids, his current net worth is reportedly around 433,000. 227 and so far his main source of income remains his career as a fighter.
He is a resident of Rockford, Illinois, United States and has a lovely home there. Moreover, he keeps his fans informed about his personal life from numerous social media. Further, the MMA fighter is pretty fond of expensive cars and is seen driving around in some exotic brands. He is a fitness freak and possesses a home gym where he spends his time building up for fights.