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Barbaric opportunity: Derek Anderson set to step into the limelight at Bellator 179

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Barbaric opportunity: Derek Anderson set to step into the limelight at Bellator 179

Barbaric opportunity: Derek Anderson set to step into the limelight at Bellator 179

While the Bellator 179 main event bout between Paul Daley and Rory MacDonald pits two of the world’s most recognisable welterweights against each other, another 170lb bout on the card offers the chance for American Derek Anderson to elevate himself to new levels of notoriety.

Former lightweight campaigner Anderson, who goes by the fighting moniker of ‘Barbaric’, will take on the hottest property in Bellator right now, Michael ‘Venom’ Page.

Anderson appeared to be taking everything in his stride and enjoying the increased attention when he chatted to me during last week’s press conference event in Kensington, London.

Despite plying his trade at 155lbs so far in his career, Anderson said he was looking forward to being able to carry some extra weight and fight at his more natural weight class against flamboyant Brit Page, who will be looking to make a big statement in front of his home crowd.

Sports journalist and editor with 18 years’ experience, working on national UK mainstream media coverage of the world's biggest sporting events, from the Olympic Games and World Cups to world title fights and Formula 1 Grands Prix. Covered mixed martial arts for the last eight years for The Sun, The Daily Mirror, BT Sport and MMAjunkie/USA Today.

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