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Corey Anderson's Triumph: Capturing the Vacant Light Heavyweight Title at Bellator Champions Series Belfast


Anderson defeated Moore for the gold
Corey Anderson vs. Karl Moore

Corey Anderson fulfilled his long-awaited dream of claiming a major MMA championship belt, securing the vacant light heavyweight title for Bellator in a hard-fought battle against Karl Moore at Bellator Champions Series Belfast.


The SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, witnessed Anderson's exceptional performance as he outwrestled and outsmarted Moore to secure a unanimous decision victory, with judges scoring the fight 49-46, 49-46, and 50-45 in favor of Anderson.


Having fought professionally for over a decade and coming close to championship glory in previous attempts, Anderson's victory marks a significant milestone in his career. Despite facing formidable opponents like Vadim Nemkov in the past, Anderson's perseverance and skill finally paid off as he captured the coveted title.


The fight against Moore was not without its challenges, as Moore showcased his resilience and offensive prowess, stunning Anderson with a powerful hook in the first round and nearly securing an armbar in the third. However, Anderson's wrestling pedigree and tactical approach allowed him to control the majority of the fight, utilizing takedowns and ground-and-pound to score points and maintain dominance.


With this victory, Anderson extends his winning streak to two fights, following a split decision win over Phil Davis in his previous outing. His impressive resume includes victories over notable names such as Jan Blachowicz, Glover Teixeira, Ryan Bader, and others, solidifying his status as a world-class light heavyweight contender.


On the flip side, Moore's four-fight winning streak came to an end, highlighting the competitive nature of the light heavyweight division in Bellator. Despite his defeat, Moore's previous successes in Bellator showcase his potential for future redemption and continued growth in the promotion.


As Anderson celebrates his triumph and adds the title of world champion to his accolades, MMA enthusiasts eagerly anticipate his future matchups and potential title defenses, recognizing him as a force to be reckoned with in the light heavyweight landscape.


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