The UFC’s current #4 ranked light heavyweight contender has left the UFC and signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator.
As first reported by ESPN before confirmation from Bellator president Scott Coker, Anderson recently asked for his release from his UFC contract, which had multiple fights left on his deal, and was shortly thereafter granted his request.
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) August 7, 2020
“This was a mutual decision between Corey and the UFC,” said Anderson’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, to EPSN. “I’d like to thank the UFC and Bellator, everyone involved. This entire process took less than two hours to work through, and we’re grateful to both promotions.”
Anderson (13-5) recently saw a four-fight winning streak come to an end after suffering a first-round KO loss to Jan Blachowicz in February. ‘Overtime’ had been apart of the UFC’s 205 lbs division since 2014 after successfully winning ‘The Ultimate Fighter 19’ tournament. The 30-year old would go 10-5 during his tenure with the promotion.