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Eryk Anders

Middleweight Division

15-8-0 (W-L-D)

9

Wins by Knockout

1

Wins by Submission

7

First Round Finishes

Eryk Anders

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Learn more about Eryk Anders' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
San Antonio, United States
Fighting style
MMA
Age
36
Height
73.00
Weight
184.80
Octagon Debut
Jul. 23, 2017
Reach
75.00
Leg reach
43.50
  • Pro since 2015
     
  • Nine wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
     
  • Seven first round finishes
     
  • Has won four of his last nine (4-4, 1 NC)
     
  • Last pre-UFC win was five-round decision over Brendan Allen on 6/23/17
     
  • Former linebacker for the University of Alabama
     
  • In 2009 National Championship game, had seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in a win over Texas
     
  • Had extensive amateur career

UFC 289 (6/10/23) Anders lost a three round unanimous decision to Marc-Andre Barriault 

UFC on ESPN (12/3/22) Anders stopped Kyle Daukaus via strikes at 2:45 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (5/21/22) Anders lost a three round split decision to Junyong Park

UFC 269 (12/11/21) Anders was submitted by Andre Muniz via armbar at 3:13 of the first round

UFC 263 (6/12/21) Anders won a three-round unanimous decision over Darren Stewart

UFC Fight Night (3/13/21) Anders’ bout with Darren Stewart was ruled a no contest at 4:37 of the first round due to an illegal knee landed by Anders

UFC on ESPN (5/16/20) Anders lost a three round unanimous decision to Krzysztof Jotko

UFC Fight Night (10/12/19) Anders won a three round split decision over Gerald Meerschaert

UFC on ESPN (6/29/19) Anders knocked out Vinicius Moreira at 1:18 of the first round

UFC 236 (4/13/19) Anders lost a three round unanimous decision to Khalil Rountree Jr.

UFC 231 (12/8/18) Anders lost a three round split decision to Elias Theodorou

UFC Fight Night (9/22/18) Anders lost to Thiago Santos via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round three

UFC Fight Night (8/25/18) Anders knocked out Tim Williams at 4:42 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (2/3/18) Anders lost a five-round split decision to Lyoto Machida

UFC Fight Night (12/9/17) Anders won a three round unanimous decision over Markus Perez

UFC on FOX (7/22/17) Anders knocked out Rafael Natal at 2:54 of the first round

TRAINING: 6:00-7:00: cardio, 7:00-8:00: mitt work, 8:00-9:00: wrestling, 9:00-10:00: jiu jitsu, 4:00pm repeat

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2011

What ranks and titles have you held? Nogi Pan Ams – won a silver medal and a bronze medal. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? UFC is the pinnacle of the sport and it is an honor to fight for them.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? University of Alabama - Health Studies

What was your job before you started fighting? Customer service rep

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Golden gloves champ (Alabama)

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? LFA middleweight champ

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in jiu-jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Blast double

Favorite Striking technique: Left hand