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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

UFC 181: TUF 19 Winner Corey Anderson to Face Gian Villante

TUF 19 winner Corey Anderson (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By FCF Staff

After winning the 19th Season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Corey Anderson has his next assignment and it’s light-heavyweight Gian Villante.

The bout will be part of UFC 181, which will go down December 6th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Anderson (4-0) stopped Matt Van Buren in the first round, at the TUF 19 Finale in July, and in doing so, won the season’s competition. The experienced wrestler transitioned into pro MMA in 2013.

Villante (12-5) will be looking to build on the split decision he earned over Sean O’Connell in June, after he was decisioned by Fabio Maldonado in March. The New York fighter has gone 2-2 in the UFC to date.

UFC 181 will be headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort.

posted by FCF Staff @ 2:25 pm
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