Anderson, RACVB fight to bring UFC to Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) Since graduating from Hononegah, Corey Anderson has traveled the world fighting in the UFC, but there is still one place he wants to compete and that is right back here in Rockford at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

With the help of the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Anderson is pushing to get a card into the Forest City.

The RACVB even promoted it on a truck circling the United Center last month at UFC 225.

Anderson says he kept his UFC career alive back in April by winning his 10th fight and avoiding a third straight loss.

He says he has nothing scheduled for his next bout, but if the UFC decides to come to the BMO, he will definitely be ready to fight.

"For me that means representing your hometown," said Anderson. "I'd be kind of like a hometown super hero definitely in Rockford because I'm the only one from Rockford in the UFC or ever make it to the UFC or this level of fighting. To be on the first card there, that would be historic and to represent all of the people in that town that know me or representing for me and backed me up, all of the Team Anderson fans, it would mean a lot."