First look at Bader vs. Anderson

Although no date is set for Bader vs. Anderson in the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinal, it will take place in July:

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The semis are set!

With Friday’s result in the co-main event of Bellator 258 (Anthony Johnson over Jose Augusto by second-round knockout), the semifinals of Bellator’s Light Heavyweight Grand Prix are all set.

Although no date is officially set for Ryan Bader (28-6) vs. Corey Anderson (15-5) or Vadim Nemkov (14-2) vs. Anthony Johnson (23-6) [for Nemkov’s Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Championship], these events will take place in July during Bellator 262 and Bellator 263, respectively.

Winners advance to the final in a Bellator MMA card in October.

As always, we’ll hold off on making a call until the time comes for these cards.

It’s still too far out to be predicting winners for a fight that’s two months away.

Bader vs. Anderson:

We’ll start our first looks at the semifinals with the Bader/Anderson fight.

Contender Comparison:

Heading into this fight, Corey Anderson stands taller at 6-foot-3, compared to Ryan Bader at 6-foot-2.

How they got here:

Ryan Bader, whose nickname is “Darth”, has posted a 4-1 record with one no-contest in his last five MMA fights, most recently besting Lyoto Machida by unanimous decision on April 9 during the main event of Bellator 256 in the first Grand Prix quarterfinal fight.

In the other corner, Corey Anderson, nicknamed “Overtime”, has gone 4-1 in his last five MMA bouts—and he hasn’t needed to work overtime as of late to get those wins, such as last time out on April 16.

That night, during Bellator 257 in the co-main event of the evening, he knocked out Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov during the third round of the scheduled five.

The Tale of the Tape:

Tapology shows that Corey Anderson owns a six-inch reach advantage (79 inches to 73 inches) over Ryan Bader going into this fight.

Ryan Bader vs. Corey Anderson: Bellator MMA World Light Heavyweight Grand Prix: July

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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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