Corey “Overtime” Anderson back on the Bellator 302 MMA card


Bellator Light Heavyweight champion contender Corey “Overtime” Anderson inside the cage.

Former Hononegah Indian wrestler and Bellator Light Heavyweight champion contender Corey “Overtime” Anderson (17-6, 1 NC) is back in action on the Bellator 302 card on March 22, 2024.

Anderson will be taking on Karl Moore (12-2) for the vacant Light Heavyweight MMA world title. Anderson twice battled the previous champion, Vadim Nemkov, before Nemkov moved up to Heavyweight.

The 34-year-old Anderson wrestled at Lincoln College and UW-Whitewater after graduating from Hononegah High School. In his senior season at UW-Whitewater, he was 46-5 and placed 2nd at the 2012 NCAA Wrestling D3 Championships. The last time Corey “Overtime” Anderson got into the cage, he got a split decision win over win over Phil Davis at Bellator 297 from Wintrust Arena in Chicago last June.

Mark your calendars for March 22 for Bellator 302 from the SSE Arena, Belfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland’s Karl Moore (12-2) is expected to have quite a home crowd behind him when he steps into the cage against Corey “Overtime” Anderson (17-6, 1 NC). The 6’2” Moore got five of his 12 wins via submission. His last fight was a decision win June 22, 2023 against Alex Polizzi at Bellator 297 from Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

The battle headlines the Bellator Champions Series as it kicks off its 2024 eight-event world tour.

In addition to the title fight, Belfast’s Leah McCourt (8-3) will rematch Sinead Kavanagh (9-6) following their first meeting in 2022.

The reimagined Bellator is part of the latest landmark agreement between PFL and DAZN signifying a commitment to elevate the Bellator promotion in 2024 and beyond, beginning with Bellator 302 on March 22 on DAZN.

Additional distribution information including a U.S. broadcast partner will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for Bellator Champions Series in Belfast are available via special pre-sale beginning Wednesday, February 6, with a general on-sale of Thursday, February 7 at Doors for Bellator 302 open at 4 pm local time, with the first preliminary bout taking place one hour later at 5 pm.

“The PFL is excited to kick off the new Bellator Champions Series this March in Belfast,” said James Frewin, SVP International at PFL. “Along with our great partner DAZN we look forward to giving MMA fans a premium experience through the PFL’s eight Bellator Champions Series events.”

Bellator held an astounding 301 events prior to PFL’s acquisition of the U.S. based promotion in November of 2023, building a recognized worldwide roster of elite homegrown talent throughout the entire MMA industry. A large part of this was a commitment to investing in athletes from regions where Bellator frequently held cards, in addition to bringing global stars to compete in front of those same audiences. Expect this to continue with the Bellator Champions Series taking place in marquee locations like Belfast, Dublin, Paris, London, amongst others in 2024.

Thank you to Bellator PR and @CoreyA_MMA for the information and images for the story.

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