News broke last night that ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor was forced to withdraw from his UFC Fight Night 77 bout on November 7th, and that he was being replaced by the man with arguably the coolest nickname in MMA, Corey ‘Beastin 25/8’ Anderson.
Anderson will be stepping in to fight Fabio Maldonado, who is looking to rebound from a loss to Rampage Jackson earlier this year. Anderson on the other hand is coming off a win over Jan Blachowicz which put him back in the win column after suffering his first professional loss. The UFC made the announcement via UFC.com.
Anderson then took to Instagram to make an announcement to his fans.
Well looks like the media dropped the announcement first so I can follow suit. We asked for a fight and we got one. Not the fight we asked for but Just as big of an opportunity. 3 weeks from now Nov 7, I'll be facing the new #12 fighter @fabiomaldonadocaipiradeaco in Brazil. This is why I stay grinding baby. Just call me the new Neal Magney or Cowboy Cerone… Cuz I'm not turning down opportunity's. Thank you @danawhiteufc and @ufc for calling me…. I gladly accept!! #stayingreadysoidonthavetogetready #beastin258 #ufc #letsgo #nextstep #newtest #wegrindingbaby #rabjj