Corey Anderson (fighter) Biography
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 March 19, 2019, he is #8 in the official UFC light heavyweight rankings.
Corey Anderson (fighter) Age
He is 33 years old as of 2023. Anderson was born on 22 September 1989, in Rockford, Illinois, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 22nd of September every year.
Corey Anderson (fighter) Education
He graduated from Hononegah Community High School where he competed in wrestling. Anderson attended Lincoln College (Illinois) in Lincoln, Illinois. After graduating he attended the 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.
Corey Anderson (fighter) Height And Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 70kgs.
Corey Anderson (fighter) Family
He has brothers and sisters. However, he has not revealed information regarding his family members, this information is currently under review and will be updated soon.
Corey Anderson (fighter) Wife
He married his beloved girlfriend Jenny D’Acquisto in 2018. He has not revealed information regarding his wife. This information is currently under review and will be updated soon.
Corey Anderson (fighter) Children
He has not revealed whether he has children as he likes to keep his personal life private. However, this information is under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.
Corey Anderson (fighter) 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.
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 on 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.
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.
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) Salary/Net worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earns from his fighting career.