After a 15-fight stint in the UFC, light heavyweight Corey Anderson will be headed to Bellator, as reported on Friday. News of the signing was first reported by Ariel Helwani of ESPN.
Anderon was a frequent fighter in the UFC, averaging two or more fights a year. His last fight was in February, where he lost to Jan Blachowicz via punches in the first round. The fight ended a four-fight series of wins that Anderson had in the UFC, including a first-round finish against Johnny Walker.
“Welcome to the family @CoreyA_MMA,” said Bellator’s official Twitter on Friday, posting a photo of Bellator President Scott Coker along with Anderson.
Bellator’s next event will see their light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader put his belt on the line against Vadim Nemkov. Main eventing Bellator 244, their August 21st show, Bader will be defending his belt for the first time since 2017.
Bellator’s website currently lists 22 fighters as part of their light heavyweight roster.