Eryk Anders
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Scheduled for March 13 return
MiddleweightUFC
January 15, 2021
Anders (illness) is set to square off against Darren Stewart in a March 13 event, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Anders was scratched from his last scheduled bout in November due to "health issues" after missing weight on the weigh-ins ahead of the fight. He's now set for his first fight since last May and will aim to bounce back from a loss to Krzysztof Jotko in a match with Stewart, who is also coming off of a split-decision loss to Kevin Holland. Anders owns both a one-inch height and a one-inch reach advantage over his opponent.
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Scratched from UFC Apex
MiddleweightUFC
November 14, 2020
Anders will not face Antonio Arroyo at UFC Apex due to "health issues," MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Anders missed weight on Friday. It is unclear if his weight and health issues are related. However, he will now work to recover and look ahead to his next opportunity.
Misses weight
MiddleweightUFC
November 13, 2020
Anders missed weight by 1.5 pounds Friday but is still set to face Antonio Arroyo on Saturday, Alexander K Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Anders came in at 187.5 pounds, above the middleweight limit of 186. While the fight will proceed as scheduled, he'll be forced to forfeit a portion of his purse to Arroyo.
Fight with Antonio Arroyo on tap
MiddleweightUFC
October 28, 2020
Anders (13-5-0) is scheduled to face Antonio Arroyo (9-3-0) in a middleweight fight Nov. 14 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Anders was added to the card as a replacement for Andreas Michailidis, who withdrew last week for an unspecified reason. The 33-year-old is returning to the Octagon after having suffered a unanimous-decision loss at the hands of Krzysztof Jotko in his last fight back on May 16.
Inconsistent ways continue
MiddleweightUFC
May 16, 2020
Anders lost to Krzysztof Jotko via unanimous decision (28-29, 27-30, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Jacksonville.
ANALYSIS
It's a concerning loss for Anders and one that figures to set him back a considerable amount in the middleweight division. Anders has a whole bunch of power and elite athleticism but struggles against any opponent who forces him to move his fight. Jotko will never be mistaken for Anderson Silva, but he stayed active and didn't allow Anders to get in any sort of rhythm. It's fair to wonder if Anders -- now 33 years old -- simply got started in the sport too late. He played Division I football at the University of Alabama and didn't begin his pro MMA career until 2015. He's stayed extremely active (10 fights) over the course of his three years with the company, but his record is just .500. Anders appeared to be a legitimate prospect when he first entered the company, but that hope has quickly faded.
In line to fight Jotko in May
MiddleweightUFC
April 28, 2020
Anders (13-4-0) is scheduled to face Krzysztof Jotko (21-4-0) in a middleweight fight May 16 as part of a UFC Fight Night event in Jacksonville, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
An Anders-Jotko bout was initially scheduled for April 11 at UFC Portland, but the coronavirus pandemic resulted in that event being postponed. Anders has bounced back from a three-fight losing streak to win both of his past two bouts, scoring a knockout win over Vinicius Moreira at UFC Minneapolis in June and a split-decision win over Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Tampa in October.