Red-hot Neal Anderson Goes For Gold At Unified 40

Jul 23, 2021

EDMONTON A lot has changed since Neal Anderson first stepped foot in the Unified MMA cage in 2012.

Stephen Harper was the Prime Minister and Barack Obama was the President. The first film of The Avengers franchise was still two months from hitting theaters. Gangnam Style would soon be the most popular song in the world.

As much as some things have changed, Anderson’s adroitness in the Unified MMA cage has remained steadfast. 

Anderson has won eight of nine bouts. With six straight victories, Anderson hasn’t lost since 2013. He battles Maged Hammo (9-5-1) for the vacant Unified MMA Featherweight Championship in the Co-Main Event of Unified 40 on Aug. 14 at the sold-out River Cree Resort & Casino, LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS.

“Fighting for the belt is really exciting for me,” the 34-year-old Edmonton product says with a smile. “It will mean all my hard work over the years has paid off. I’ve been doing this for a long time, fighting for Unified for a long time. To finally win the belt for Unified will be a really, really cool accomplishment.”

Conversely, Anderson admits much is at stake this summer.

“At 34 years old, I don’t know if I’d want to start my winning streak over again, so this is definitely a crossroads fight. It’s definitely the biggest fight of my career, and I’m approaching it as such,” Anderson says.

“I’m going to have my hand raised.”


Unified MMA is Canada’s preeminent mixed martial arts promotion. Unified MMA has successfully promoted 39 events since its debut in 2010. The organization is home to most of Canada’s most exciting fighters and helped propel athletes like Tanner Boser and KB Bhullar to the UFC’s Octagon. Unified MMA’s past 25 events have all been sold out.