Vaughn "Blud" Anderson (born July 21, 1978) is a Canadian mixed martial artist and kickboxer, with professional records of 15-1-1 and 2-2, respectively. Hailing from Ottawa, Ontario, Anderson has spent the entirety of his professional career fighting in Asia, particularly China, where he has fought for the country's most prolific MMA organization, the Art of War Fighting Championship, five times, amassing a 3-1-1 record in the promotion.
Biography and career
Anderson was born in Manila, Philippines where he lived for five years before he moved to Beijing, China and eventually Canada.
He began compete professionally in martial arts when he moved to Taiwan in 2002. Anderson began studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts under Warren Wang in Taizhong, Taiwan. Under Wang, Anderson built a strong reputation competing in regional BJJ and MMA events He then moved to Taiwan's capital of Taipei to train alongside Andy Wang at Taiwan BJJ. There, he studied Muay Thai under Master David Sinclair, as well as Judo and boxing.
In 2007, Anderson was invited to China's Art of War Fighting Championship to face undefeated Chinese fighter, Ao Hai Lin, at Art of War 8: Worlds Collide. Anderson would go on to become a staple of the organization and crowd favorite, thanks to his proficiency in spoken Mandarin and fighting ability.
After receiving his purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2008, Anderson moved to Bangkok, Thailand to train Muay Thai full-time. Later that year, he was contacted by the world's biggest kickboxing promotion, Japan's K-1, and asked to participate in their annual Asian Heavyweight Grand Prix, to be held in his old stomping grounds of Taiwan. Despite being a natural middleweight, Anderson accepted.
In his first fight, he KO'd Jun Ito of Japan at just 1:56 of the first round. In the semifinals, Anderson was not just up against a 30 lb weight difference but world-renowned Russian Aleksandr Pitchkounov. Anderson would go on to take third in the tournament behind Pichkunov and winner Ruslan Karaev.
Anderson would then move to Beijing, China to join the Art of War fight camp. There, Anderson studied boxing under the brother of Benny "The Jet" Urquidez and Beijing Sports University boxing coach, Arnold Urquidez, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the tutelage of Royler Gracie-taught black belt, Pedro 'Bebe' Schmall.
In 2010, Anderson moved back to Thailand to train alongside Ole Laursen at Legacy Gym. Anderson
Mixed martial arts record
|- |Win |align=center|15-1-1 | Dongxing Wu |KO (punch) |Pro Fighting 6 - Heavyweight Grand Prix | |align=center|1 |align=center|3:19 |Taipei, Taiwan | |- |Win |align=center|14-1-1 | Hae Suk Son |TKO (punches) |Pro Fighting 6 - Heavyweight Grand Prix | |align=center|1 |align=center|4:31 |Taipei, Taiwan | |- |Win |align=center|13-1-1 | Tim Kretschmer |Tapout (Injury) |Pro Fighting 6 - Heavyweight Grand Prix | |align=center|1 |align=center|4:23 |Taipei, Taiwan | |- |Win |align=center|12-1-1 | Gele Qing |Submission (choke) |World MMA Professional Fighting Championship - Fight Night | |align=center|1 |align=center|N/A |Zibo, China | |- |Win |align=center|11-1-1 | Bhupesh Kamble | Submission (punches) | Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship | |align=center|1 |align=center|2:15 |Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | |- |Win |align=center|10-1-1 |Hyung Woo Kim |TKO (leg kicks and punches) |Martial Combat 8 | |align=center|2 |align=center|N/A |Sentosa, Singapore | |- |Win |align=center|9-1-1 |Ross Lavery |Submission (armbar) |Fury 1: Clash of the Titans | |align=center|1 |align=center|N/A |Cotai, Macau | |- |Win |align=center|8-1-1 | Ivan Ivanov |TKO (punches) |Art of War Fighting Championship | |align=center|1 |align=center|3:29 |Beijing, China | |- | Draw |align=center|7-1-1 | Dong Hyun Kim |Draw |Art of War 14 | |align=center|2 |align=center|5:00 |Cotai, Macau | |- |Win |align=center|7-1 | Dong Ho Han |Submission (rear-naked choke) |Art of War Fighting Championship | |align=center|1 |align=center|3:04 |Beijing, China | |- |Win |align=center|6-1 | Zhou Xiao Tong |Submission (kimura) |Art of War Fighting Championship | |align=center|1 |align=center|4:08 |Beijing, China | |- |Loss |align=center|5-1 | Hailin Ao |Submission (kimura) |Art of War Fighting Championship | |align=center|1 |align=center|8:39 |Beijing, China | |- |Win |align=center|5-0 |Raphael Santana |TKO (corner stoppage) |Fury Full Contact Fighting 4: Collision | |align=center|1 |align=center|N/A |Guam | |- |Win |align=center|4-0 | Hagan Cooper |Decision (split) |Asia vs. The World - Openweight Grand Prix | |align=center|2 |align=center|N/A |Zhongli City, Taiwan | |- |Win |align=center|3-0 | Lijin Li |Submission (rear naked choke) |Asia vs. The World - Openweight Grand Prix | |align=center|1 |align=center|N/A |Zhongli City, Taiwan | |- |Win |align=center|2-0 | ShinWei Tzeng |TKO (corner stoppage) |Asia vs. The World - Openweight Grand Prix | |align=center|1 |align=center|N/A |Zhongli City, Taiwan | |- |Win |align=center|1-0 | Bochun Lai |Submission (punches) |Taiwan Full-Kontact Kung Fu Combat 2 | |align=center|1 |align=center|3:22 |Taipei, Taiwan |