Bellator 268: Corey Anderson drops hometown hero Ryan Bader to guarantee title shot (Video)

Corey Anderson defeats Ryan Bader punches his ticket to the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix championship contest

In less than a minute, Corey Anderson spoiled the homecoming of current Bellator heavyweight champ and former light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader, placing his spot in the finals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix and guaranteeing a title fight for his next bout.

Anderson scored the TKO win in just 51 seconds.

Corey Anderson quickly finishes hometown hero and former light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader to earn title shot, tournament finals spot

Anderson dodged a punch by Bader and landed a hook behind his ear, dropping Bader and swarming the Bellator heavyweight champ with a flurry of punches until referee Jason Herzog waived off the fight.

Coming over from the UFC last year, Anderson defeated Melvin Manhoef by second-round TKO in his Bellator debut before a third-round finish of Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov in the Grand Prix quarterfinals.

Bellator 268 takes place on, Oct. 15, 2021, live from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. Follow along with FanSided for all your news and highlights.

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