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Derek Anderson (fighter)

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Other names  The Barbaric
Team  Team Xplode MMA
Height  1.83 m
Nationality  American
Years active  2011–present
Weight  70 kg

Division  Lightweight
Name  Derek Anderson
Career start  2011
Reach  74.0 in (188 cm)
Role  Mixed martial artist
Wins by knockout  5
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Born  February 20, 1990 (age 25) San Diego, California, United States (1990-02-20)

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Derek Anderson (born February 20, 1990) is an American mixed martial artist, currently competing in Bellator's Lightweight division.


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Early career

Anderson began training in mixed martial arts at the age of 19, and later made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2011. Anderson compiled an undefeated record of 9-0 with one no contest before being signed by Bellator

Bellator MMA

Anderson made his promotional debut against Patricky Freire at Bellator 98 on September 7, 2013. Anderson won via unanimous decision.

Anderson was then scheduled to face Terry Etim in the quarterfinals of the Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Tournament on March 21, 2014 at Bellator 113. Etim then pulled out due to an ACL injury. Etim was replaced by Brandon Girtz. Anderson won via knockout due to a knee strike in the second round.

In the semifinals, Anderson faced Polish submission specialist Marcin Held at Bellator 117 on April 18, 2014. Anderson was handed his first professional loss via triangle choke submission in the second round.

Anderson faced Danny Navarro on January 16, 2015 at Bellator 132. He won the fight via TKO in the third round.

Anderson next faced Brent Primus at Bellator 141 on August 28, 2015. He lost the fight by split decision.

In the first rematch of his career, Anderson faced Patricky Freire for a second time on December 4, 2015 at Bellator 147. He again won the fight, this time by split decision.

A welterweight bout between Anderson and Paul Daley at Bellator 163 was scrapped on the day of the event after Daley fell ill from effects of his weight cut.

Anderson faced Saad Awad at Bellator 160 on August 26, 2016. In a back-and-forth affair, in which both fighters traded near submission finishes, Anderson ultimately won the fight via unanimous decision.

Anderson faced Derek Campos at Bellator 170 on January 21, 2017. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Anderson was expected to face Michael Page at Bellator 179 on May 19, 2017 but Page suffered a knee injury. No replacement opponent was sought.


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