Corey Anderson picks up first win since 2016

Corey Anderson

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Corey Anderson looks on prior to his light heavyweight bout against Ovince Saint Preux during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

For the first time in over a year Rockton’s Corey Anderson exited the octagon as the victor.

Anderson defeated Patrick Cummins by unanimous decision Saturday night. The light heavyweight bout was part of the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 128 event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Anderson (10-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) took a unanimous decision from Cummins (10-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) largely thanks to a new light heavyweight UFC record 12 takedowns. He won with a pair of 30-26 scores and a 30-27.

“It was very important. I needed to get this,” says Anderson. “You hear people say Corey’s washed up. He started off hot, now he lost his chin… I had to go out there and redeem myself.”

Anderson snapped a two-fight skid for his first win since December 2016.

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