Staying Ready Allowed Corey Anderson to ‘Jump in Line’ at UFC Hamburg

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When a fighter is forced out of a fight, it’s an opportunity for another fighter to potentially jump in line and face a highly ranked opponent. That’s exactly what happened when Ilir Latifi was forced out of the UFC Hamburg co-main event against third-ranked Glover Teixeira.

Corey Anderson jumped at the chance to face Teixeira. The Ultimate Fighter 19 winner stays in shape to be able to capitalize on a short notice opportunity and one presented itself. With a win, No. 9 ranked Anderson would leap frog several fighters ranked in front of him.

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