Corey Anderson Batters Melvin Manhoef, Wins First Bellator Fight via TKO (Highlights)

Corey Anderson was able to land big elbows and finish Melvin Manhoef by way of TKO with dominate ground and pound.

Image of Corey Anderson via Bellator
Image of Corey Anderson via Bellator

In the main event, Bellator newcomer Corey Anderson takes on Melvin ManhoefThe match serves as the first Anderson’s first MMA fight since asking for his release from the UFC.

Round 1

Both men walk to the center of the cage for the feeling out process. One minute into the fight, Anderson secures a takedown and works from half-guard. Manhoef is able to get to his feet after 2 minutes, but, Anderson takes him down again, landing heavy ground and pound. The round ends with both men on their feet and Anderson landing a nice two punch combo.

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Round 2

Anderson comes out with feints and gets the fight into the clinch against the cage. Shortly after, Corey lands a takedown and attempts to transition to full mount. Anderson lands big elbows from a postured up half mount and finishes the fight via TKO.

Official Result: Corey Anderson def. Melvin Manhoef via TKO in the 2nd.

Check the Highlights Below:

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