Anderson was quick and brutally in the execution of his plan. Went right at Bader applying pressure and leaving him to space to even think of getting his plan off the gas. In that heat, Anderson sent Bader to the canvas with a big right hand and followed up with a flurry, whole the former champion was trying to regain himself after the huge drop. the referee was forced to stop the fight.
Anderson defeated Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov to book his place in the Semi Finals and is presently with a 7-1 record in his last 8 fights, with his only loss coming from UFC light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz.
Ryan Bader defeated Lyoto Machida in the Semi Finals to book his spot in the Bellator Grand Prix Semi-Finals back in 2020,. Before then, he lost his Light Heavyweight title to Vadim Nemkov and this is his second defeat since Joining BMMA in 2017.