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Knockout! Corey Anderson obliterates Ryan Bader, punches ticket to Grand Prix finale in 51 seconds – MMA Root



Knockout! Corey Anderson obliterates Ryan Bader, punches ticket to Grand Prix finale in 51 seconds

Corey Anderson was talking a lot before his semifinal fight against Ryan Bader that it didn’t sit well with “Darth.” But when it was time to hold on or shut up, Anderson delivered.

Both men reached the center of the cage rather quickly seeking to strike the first blow. During a brief exchange, Anderson hit Bader with a left hand behind the ear that dropped him.

“Overtime” quickly swooped in with some ground and pound looking for an early finish. Bader seemed to escape danger momentarily before Anderson unleashed a second wave of punishment that was simply too much for Bader to overcome.

And it took 51 seconds.

Anderson achieves his ticket to the light heavyweight Grand Prix final and will face the winner of the main title fight between division champion Vadim Nemkov and late replacement Julius Anglickas. After eight years fighting as a professional, Anderson will finally have a chance to fight for gold and possibly walk away with a $ 1 million payday.

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