TUF 19 Winner Corey Anderson Set to Face Gian Villante at UFC 181

September 16, 2014
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Corey Anderson TUF 19 Finale_2266-478x270After winning The Ultimate Fighter 19Corey Anderson will have his first post-TUF experience in the Octagon when he faces Gian Villante at UFC 181, officials announced on Tuesday.

The light heavyweight showdown adds to the developing card, which takes place Dec. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Anderson (4-0) comes into the December fight fresh off his win of the UFC’s reality show. In the TUF 19 finale, Anderson took just 61 seconds to earn a technical knockout of opposite finalist Matt Van Buren. Three out of Anderson’s four wins have come by TKO.

Villante (12-5) brings a .500 UFC record into the December match-up, going 2-2 in his first four fights in the Octagon. In his most recent outing, Villante earned a split decision over Sean O’Connell at a UFC Fight Night card last June.

UFC 181 is currently scheduled to be headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and No. 1 contender Vitor Belfort.

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