Watch MMA Junkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Eryk Anders, Heather Hardy

MMA Junkie Radio, featuring Eryk Anders, Heather Hardy, and guest co-host Richard Hunter, kicks off at 8 p.m. ET tonight. Anders, the light heavyweight competitor nicknamed “Ya Boi,” returns to action Saturday night at UFC 236, where he faces Khalil Rountree. Hardy, the WBC women’s super bantamweight champion, returns to the MMA cage when she […]

Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago ‘Marreta’ Santos, Eryk Anders vs. Elias Theodorou added to UFC 231

December’s UFC 231 lineup in Toronto continues to get deeper, with the promotion announcing two more notable bouts Monday night. After their scheduled main event fell apart this past month, a light heavyweight pairing between Jimi Manuwa(17-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and Thiago “Marreta” Santos (19-6 MMA, 11-5 UFC) is set. Also, after much talk, middleweights […]

Thiago Santos Stops Eryk Anders with Barrage of Punches, Elbows in UFC Fight Night 137 Headliner

Thiago Santos was victorious in what was his first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship main event bout as he wound up stopping Eryk Anders in a thrilling back-and-forth war at UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. View full post on Recent News on

Eryk Anders Finds Humor in Defeat: ‘I Haven’t Been That Tired Since My Wedding Night’

Eryk Anders took his second career defeat in stride, offering both a little humor and a little class in his post-fight reaction. View full post on Recent News on

Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders full fight video highlights

Watch Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders full fight video highlights from UFC Sao Paulo’s main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports. UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders took place Sept. 22 at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Heavy hitters Thiago Santos and Eryk Anders both made their light heavyweight debuts in a […]

UFC Sao Paulo Bonuses: Thiago Santos, Eryk Anders Capture ‘Fight of the Night’ Honors

It wasn’t the main event the UFC originally intended, but Thiago Santos and Eryk Anders put on one heck of a show in Sao Paulo. View full post on Recent News on

UFC Sao Paulo bonuses: Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders earns Fight of the Night

Thiago Santos and Eryk Anders earned their money the hard way on Saturday night. The light heavyweight duo put on a wild slugfest in the main event of UFC Sao Paulo, battering each other for three rounds before the bout was waved off in Santos’ favor at the end of the third. It came as […]

Unfiltered Episode 231: Eryk Anders & Chase Sherman

Eryk Anders joins the show ahead of his short-notice, UFC Light Heavyweight debut, filling in for the injured Jimi Manuwa against Thiago Santos at UFC Sao Paulo, and talks about Thiago as an opponent, the difference between fighting at Middleweight vs. Light Heavyweight, feeling comfortable in Brazil, playing football for the Alabama Crimson Tide, and […]

Taking UFC Sao Paulo main event slot on six days’ notice ‘not a big deal’ for Eryk Anders

Eryk Anders isn’t playing around when he talks about being prepared for a main event opportunity at the drop of a hat. If there was any doubt that the former Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker maintains his fitness year-round, it was dispelled by the announcement that Anders had accepted a fight on six days’ notice with […]

Eryk Anders replaces Jimi Manuwa vs. ‘Marreta’ Santos in UFC Sao Paulo main event

Gallery Eryk Anders def. Tim Williams at UFC Fight Night 135: Best photos view 9 images Just six days before the show, UFC Fight Night 137 has had another change to its main event. Jimi Manuwa (17-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) is out of the light heavyweight headliner against Thiago “Marreta” Santos (18-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) […]

Eryk Anders replaces injured Jimi Manuwa, faces Thiago Santos in new UFC Sao Paulo main event

UFC Sao Paulo has a new main event. Again. After going from Glover Teixeira vs. Jimi Manuwa to Manuwa vs. Thiago Santos, Saturday’s Fight Night card in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will be headlined by Santos vs. Eryk Anders at light heavyweight, sources told MMA Fighting after a report by MMAjunkie. The UFC card takes place […]

Report: Eryk Anders To Replace Jimi Manuwa on Six Days’ Notice At UFC Sao Paulo

The oft-changed headliner of UFC Fight Night 137 just got changed one more time, less than a week out from the event. View full post on Recent News on

Eryk Anders explains timing of UFC Lincoln head kick KO: ‘This is chess, not checkers’

Before Justin Gaethje closed out UFC Lincoln with his own impressive knockout, it was Eryk Anders who had the Pinnacle Bank Arena buzzing. The 31-year-old middleweight opened Saturday’s main card with a bang, crushing Tim Williams with a head kick in the closing moments of the third round that may as well have sent the […]

Eryk Anders on devastating head-kick KO at UFC Fight Night 135: ‘The extra point was good’

LINCOLN, Neb. – On the gridiron at the University of Alabama, Eryk Anders starred as an All-American linebacker. But who knew he was also a kicker? Anders, a huge favorite, was met with a stiff challenge from Tim Williams at UFC Fight Night 135, but late in the final round landed a highlight-reel kick, knocking out Williams […]

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