Anderson awaits opponent, hopeful for Rockford UFC Fight Night

Hononegah grad Corey Anderson has kept pretty busy over his five year UFC career winning 13 of 17 bouts, but since last taking the octagon in December, the Rockford native has been searching for his next opponent.

Anderson was in the area this past weekend for a fan meet and greet prior to UFC 238 on Saturday night at the United Center.

The 29-year-old is in the middle of one of the longest breaks of his MMA career, but he is hopeful that it will come to an end soon.

RACVB Director of Sports Development Nick Povalitis has been working closely with the UFC to bring a fight night to Rockford and even drove a truck around the UC to bring attention to it last summer.

Anderson says he's all for it.

"I believe it's doing pretty good," said Anderson. "Nick is actually meeting with one of the guys in charge of that so I'm hoping for the best. Anything I can do to help that come to the BMO [Harris Bank] Center in Rockford, that would be awesome. I want to be the best at all times, any time and anywhere so in that case I've got to be working out at all times to be ready whenever. I just need to stay ready. I'm always training so if they call me today, I can step in whenever."