27-Year-Old Bellator Lightweight 14-3-0
November 22, 2017 Derek Anderson News
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Anderson (undisclosed) will no longer face Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 189 in December, Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com reports.
Anderson was originally set to take on Piccolotti in a catchweight bout next month, but was forced to withdraw after sustaining an undisclosed injury. It's still unclear how long Anderson will be sidelined with the issue. In the meantime, Dave Rickels -- a Bellator fighter since 2011 -- is set to fight in his place.
Derek Anderson: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Fantasy AnalysisAnderson maintains 14-3, 1NC record with six submission wins. While he dropped his last fight with Derek Campos via unanimous decision, he has faced some tough opposition in Saad Awad (win), Patricky Freire (win) and current Bellator champion Brent Primus (loss).
Fantasy AnalysisAnderson had a pretty large reach advantage. He tried to stay on the outside and land, but he was never able to prevent Campos from closing the distance and scoring. Campos came forward and threw simple combinations, but he landed at a very high percentage. Towards the end of the final round, Anderson appeared to hurt Campos. He recovered nicely and survived with a takedown. Anderson came into this fight on the back of wins over Patricky Freire and Saad Awad, but his momentum stopped here.