Corey Anderson Biography

( 1989 - )
February 12, 2020
First published on:June 20, 2017
by James

Facts of Corey Anderson

Date of Birth: 1989, September 22
Age: 30 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign:: virgo
Birth Name Corey James Anderson
Birth Place Rockford
Famous Name Corey Anderson
Net Worth $300,000
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Affair with N\A
Girlfriend N/A

Corey Anderson is one of the most popular mixed martial artists who currently competing in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was the light heavyweight winner on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn. Currently, he ranked #5 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.

Corey Anderson was born on Sep 22, 1989, in Rockford, Illinois, United States. He is American. His ethnicity is black. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Net Worth & Salary As Of 2020

Corey Anderson is one of the most valuable assets of the MMA world. He received a heavy amount of salary for his performance. 

Dates Event Opponent Result Earnings
December 6, 2014 UFC 181 Justin Jones Win $30,000
April 18, 2015 UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold Gian Villante Loss  $65,000
September 5, 2015 UFC 191 Jan Błachowicz Win 32,500
November 7, 2015 UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 Fábio Maldonado Win $42,500
March 5, 2016 UFC 196 Tom Lawlor Win $45,000
May 14, 2016 UFC 198 Maurício Rua Loss $25,000
December 9, 2016 UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov Sean O'Connell Win $53,000
March 18, 2017 UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson Jimi Manuwa Loss  $31,000
November 4, 2017 UFC 217 Ovince Saint Preux Loss $31,000
April 21, 2018 UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee Patrick Cummins Win $62,000 
July 22, 2018 UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith Glover Teixeira Win $130,000
December 29, 2018 UFC 232 Ilir Latifi Win $140,000
November 2, 2019 UFC 244 Johnny Walker Win $184,000
         

His total UFC career earning is $887,000. Besides his earnings from MMA, his other income source is sponsorship deals. He is sponsored by Apollon Nutrition and Combat Corner. 

As of 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $0.5 million

He is popular among his fans on social networking sites. One can see his latest updates on Twitter and Instagram. 

Personal Life & Affair

6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall, Corey Anderson is a married man. He exchanged the vows with his girlfriend, Jenny D’Acquisto on 14th February of 2018.

Corey Anderson and his wife SOURCE: Twitter @CoreyA_MMA, tweeted on 6th March 2018

The couple is not shy to flaunt their love on social media. On 6th March 2018, Anderson tweeted, |"It ain't Wednesday but I can't wait to get home and see my bride! Only been 5 days but felt like months. Fun without her just isn't as fun. #bestfriend #wife #love #womencrusheverday"

Corey Anderson with his spouse and son SOURCE: Instagram @coreya_mma, posted on 26th December 2019

On 8th March 2019, the couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy.

Education

Anderson completed graduation from Hononegah Community High School where he competed in wrestling. Upon completing high school graduation, he wrestled during his college years. He received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Mixed Martial Arts Career

On March 29, 2013, Corey Anderson landed his steps in the MMA world. On his first fight, he defeated J.R. Briones via TKO punches in the first round. On July 6, 2014, at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, he faced Matt Van Buren. He won the fight just in the 61 seconds into the first round and become the light heavyweight tournament winner. Upon defeating Buren, he faced Justin Jones at UFC 181. He won the fight via unanimous decision in the third round.

On Sep 5, 2015, Corey Anderson faced veteran fighter Jan Blachowicz. He won the fight via unanimous decision in the third round. On March 18, 2017, he faced Jima Manuwa at UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson. He lost the fight via KO (punch) in the first round. He holds records of nine wins in twelve matches. His wins include five by decisions and four were by knockouts.

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