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Derek Anderson vs. Adam Piccolotti announced for Bellator 189

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Derek Anderson
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

“The Barbaric” is looking to close out 2017 with a bang.

Having missed out on an opportunity to fight Michael Page this past May after Page suffered a knee injury, Derek Anderson will get back in the cage when he fights Adam Piccolotti in a catchweight bout (160 pounds) at Bellator 189 on Dec. 1 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla.

Officials announced the matchup Thursday.

Anderson (14-3-1) saw a two-fight win streak snapped this past January when he dropped a unanimous decision to Derek Campos at Bellator 170. The 27-year-old has a 5-3 record in the Bellator cage which includes a pair of decision wins over Patricky “Pitbull” Freire.

Standing in his way will be Piccolotti (9-1), who suffered his first defeat in 10 professional bouts when he was submitted by Goiti Yamauchi at Bellator 183 in May. Piccolotti rattled off five straight wins after joining the promotion in February 2015 before being stopped by Yamauchi.

Bellator 189 will be headlined by a women’s featherweight title bout between champion Julia Budd and challenger Arlene Blencowe.

See the updated card below:

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