Corey Anderson has signed a new contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion and will replace the injured Ilir Latifi against Glover Teixeira on the July 22 card in Hamburg, Germany. Anderson confirmed the news via Instagram following an initial report from Combate.com.
Anderson, 28, halted a two-bout skid in his most recent outing when he outpointed Patrick Cummins at UFC Fight Night 128 on April 21. “Overtime” is 7-4 during his promotional tenure and 10-4 as a professional overall.
Teixeira, a former light heavyweight title challenger, is coming off a first-round TKO win over Misha Cirkunov at UFC on Fox 26 in December.
When opportunity knocks you answer... I got where I am now, off the right opportunities on short notice fights and staying in the gym. Happy to announce that I have signed my 4th contract with the @ufc and I will be fighting my 12th fight in my UFC career against Glover Teixeira in 2 weeks . #itsgotime #letsgo #ufc #backatit #timetowork #shortnotice #stayready #earnyourworth . . . #repost @ufcnewsalerts : Ilir Latifi out, Glover Teixeira will now face Corey Anderson at UFC Hamburg (July 22nd) via Combate : MMA Junkie #UFC #MMA #UFCFightNight134 #UFCHamburg #UFCGermany #GloverTeixeira #CoreyAnderson #Fight