Corey Anderson is an American MMA (mixed martial athlete) who is presently participating in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) within the light heavyweight category. He achieved victory in the light heavyweight division of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn. As of March 19, 2019, he holds the #8 position in the UFC’s official light heavyweight rankings.
So, Anderson was born on the 22nd of September 1989, in Rockford, Illinois, United States. Therefore, he is 34 years years old.
Education of Corey Anderson
However, Corey completed his high school education at Hononegah Community High School, where he actively participated in wrestling. He then enrolled at Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois, and later pursued his studies at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Initially, he did not have a keen interest in pursuing a career in mixed martial arts (MMA). However, during his final year of wrestling at Newberry College in South Carolina, he crossed paths with renowned MMA figure, Ben Askren. Askren’s influence and persuasion led Anderson to consider giving MMA a try. Despite his initial reluctance, he eventually decided to explore MMA after Askren facilitated his entry into Duke Roufus’s gym. Therefore, he successfully graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, with a degree in Business Administration.
Wife and children
Although it is known that he married Jenny D’Acquisto in 2018, not much has been made open about the two. Again, information regarding children has also not been made open to the public.
Career of Corey Anderson
Anderson initiated his professional career in mixed martial arts (MMA) in the year 2013. He gained fame and significant recognition in his career. This was by emerging victorious as the light heavyweight champion on the reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn. The accomplishment led to him securing a contract with the prestigious Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he has competed exclusively in the light heavyweight division.
Throughout his tenure in the UFC, he has faced notable adversaries and has showcased his skills inside the octagon. He has compiled a great track record, securing wins over esteemed fighters such as Jan Błachowicz, Glover Teixeira, and Patrick Cummins, among others. His fighting style is characterized by versatility, encompassing proficient wrestling, striking, and grappling techniques.
However, he has established himself as a formidable contender within the light heavyweight division. He held a position among the top 10 fighters in the official UFC light heavyweight rankings. Although he has encountered a few defeats against high-level opponents, his notable victories further solidify his standing in the division.
Anderson Ultimate Fighting Championship (Ufc)
On July 6, 2014, Corey Anderson squared off against Matt Van Buren in the light heavyweight finals at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale. In a swift manner, Anderson secured a victory via TKO, concluding the bout a mere 61 seconds into the first round. This remarkable feat set a new record for the fastest finish in the history of The Ultimate Fighter finale.
Initially, Anderson was scheduled to face Gian Villante on December 6, 2014, at UFC 181. However, Villante withdrew from the fight due to an injury, leading to Jonathan Wilson stepping in as his replacement. Unfortunately, Wilson was also unable to compete, and undefeated newcomer Justin Jones took his place. Anderson emerged triumphant in the fight, securing a unanimous decision victory.
A rescheduled matchup against Villante took place on April 18, 2015, at UFC on Fox 15. Regrettably, Anderson suffered a defeat in this bout, as he was TKO’d in the third round. Despite the loss, his performance was recognized and he received a bonus for Fight of the Night.
Matters related to his salary and net worth are not clearly indicated in the public domain. Therefore, it will be updated as soon as it is available.