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ERYK ANDERS

AGE

31

RECORD

11-3-0

REACH

75”

HEIGHT

6’1”

WEIGHT

185LB

STANCE

SOUTHPAW

CAMP

SPARTAN FITNESS

HOMETOWN

BIRNINGHAM, ALABAMA, USA

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC 236 – VS KHALIL ROUNTREE

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. They are in the center as Rountree opens the fight with a hard leg kick to the lead leg. Rountree is in the Muay Thai stance. He moves in and lands a jab. Anders is setting up his timing. Rountree is light on the lead leg. He starts walking Anders down. 1st min in, Big inside leg kick lands for Rountree! Another one lands for Rountree! He is chopping the lead leg of Anders early. The lead leg of Anders is already red. Anders has not landed anything significant yet. Rountree feels confident and moves in with a two punch combo and lands! Big kick to the body lands for Rountree! He is dictating the pace and tempo of the fight. Rountree is destroying Anders with the kicks early. Anders already has a hard time moving. Halfway in, Anders has no answer on the feet. He is not offering any offense at all. Another inside leg kick lands for Rountree. His kickboxing skillset is perfect so far. Hard inside kick lands for Rountree! He is throwing them so fast from the light bounce. Rountree is punishing the leg of Anders! 1 min to go, Anders is looking lost and confused! He continues to eats hard kicks! Anders is not throwing anything! He is shocked by the power and speed of Rountree! 10-9 Rountree
Rd 2 – Anders slowly takes the center but eats a hard kick to the body! Rountree moves in with a left hook and lands! Anders goes down!!! Rountree doesn’t follow him to the mat and he explodes with the kicks! Rountree allows Anders to stand up. Rountree starts marching forward. 1st min in, Anders moves in but eats a hard counter right hand! Anders goes down once again!!! Rountree doesn’t follow and he allows Anders to stand once again. Anders dives for a takedown, easily defended by Rountree. A quick one-two lands for Rountree. He moves in and lands a beautiful knee to the body! Rountree is demolishing Anders! Anders is moving on the outside. He fires a left hand but eats a hard right counter! Rountree is on fire! He moves in and connects with a hard right hand! Anders goes down once again!!! Rountree doesn’t follow the attack and the referee stands Anders up. This is one of the most one-sided fights we have ever seen. Rountree continues with the pressure. He closes the distance and lands a big kick to the body! Anders is looking desperate. He eats another right hand and goes down! Anders is still there, he doesn’t want to quit at all! 1 min to go, Anders pushes forward and lands a sloppy kick to the body. Rountree explodes with a right hook and partially lands. 10-8 Rountree

 

Rd 3 – Rountree takes the center and continues with the pressure. He fakes the jab to the body and comes over the top with a right hand. Anders has a hard time letting his hands go. He eats a couple of hard inside kicks! Rountree is looking sharp and confident. Nice right hand lands for Anders. He is still in this fight. 1st min in, Rountree is exploding with the wild punches. Anders is doing a good job avoiding them. Hard inside leg kick lands for Rountree! Big right hook lands for Rountree! He is punishing Anders in every aspect of the fight. Anders steps in and partially lands a left hand. Rountree responds with the right and continues with the forward pressure. Halfway in, Anders pushes forward and lands a left hand. However, Rountree continues with powerful kicks. Anders takes the center and establishes the forward pressure. Rountree is keeping his distance with a jab. Anders hasn’t connected with anything significant in this fight. 1 min to go, Rountree explodes with a kick and follows with a two-punch combo! Anders absorbs and continues with the pressure. He is showing big heart in this fight. Nice uppercut lands for Anders! Rountree responds with a right hand and lands! Anders pressures forward but eats a hard right hand over the top! 10-9 Rountree

WATCH FIGHT

DECEMBER 2018 UFC 231 – VS ELIAS THEODOROU

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD DECISION (SPLIT)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Theodorou is in the orthodox stance. Anders is in the Southpaw stance. Anders slowly takes the center and starts pressing forward. Theodorou is bouncing on the outside. Anders explodes with a right hand but Theodorou pulls the Thai clinch. He lands a couple of knees to the body and Anders separates. Big kick to the body lands for Theodorou! Anders continues to press forward. Theodorou is swinging with the kicks. He is looking sharp early. Anders is still searching for his timing. Anders closes the distance but fails to lands anything significant. Anders has a hard time cutting the movement of Theodorou. Big right hand lands for Theodorou! He closes the distance once again and both fighters exchange punches. Theodorou closes the distance and Anders initiates the clinch. Anders fires a big knee to the body and lands! Theodorou is tiring Anders with the kicks to the body. He is very accurate with the kicks. Hard inside leg kicks lands for Theodorou! Halfway in, His kickboxing skills are perfect so far. He clinches and starts working for a takedown against the fence. Theodorou has a body lock. Big knee lands for Theodorou! He is dominating the fight so far. Theodorou separates. Anders resets in the center and starts marching forward. Theodorou is very creative as he fires a spinning back fist and finishes with the leg kick. 1 min to go, Theodorou is constantly on the back foot. Anders has no answer on the feet. Theodorou sticks with the kick and moves. Anders catches the kick but fails to score a takedown against the cage. Theodorou fires a knee to the body and separates. Big kick to the body lands for Anders as the round ends! 10-9 Theodorou

Rd 2 – Anders takes the center and continues with the pressure. He closes the distance and lands nice two punch combo. Theodorou continues to punish the lead leg of Anders. He closes the distance and lands a couple of nice uppercuts. He moves in once again with the punches and finishes with a hard kick to the body. He is mixing his attacks well. Anders initiates the clinch against the fence. 1st min in, he catches the single leg and lands a big left straight! Theodorou separates and continues to move on the outside. He is displaying great footwork. Nice left hand lands for Anders! Theodorou absorbs and lands a nasty inside leg kick. Anders needs to start checking those kicks. Anders is pressuring hard. He is looking to connect with his power left hand. Halfway in, Anders is waling Theodorou down. Both fighters are missing with the punches. Theodorou is using a lot of energy with his movement. Anders explodes and lands a big left hand! Theodorou is hurt!!! Anders is all over Theodorou with the punches! Theodorou is desperately trying to clinch! Anders is very aggressive! Theodorou survives the storm and lands a nice kick to the body. Theodorou is slowing down! 1 min to go, Anders steps in and lands a big right hand! He follows with a big left! Theodorou is displaying his toughness. Big left hand drops Theodorou!!! He explodes back to his feet! He tries to survive the round! 10-9 Anders

 

Rd 3 – Anders immediately takes the center.  He looks like a fresher fighter. Theodorou moves in and partially lands a left hand over the top. Anders is looking for the openings. Theodorou is clearly slowing down. Anders moves in and lands a left hand. Theodorou is swinging punches but he is not landing anything clean. 1st min in, Nice uppercut lands for Theodorou! Anders resets and continues to stalk Theodorou. The referee stops the fight. Anders has landed an eye poke. Theodorou is fine. The fight continues. Big kick to the body lands for Theodorou! Anders counters with the left! He closes the distance but eats a knee to the middle section. Nice short left hook lands for Anders! He moves in once again and lands a good left hand! He is looking more confident on the feet. Halfway in, Theodorou steps in but eats a hard right hand! Theodorou lands a nice inside leg kick. He is on the retreat for the entire round. Theodorou sticks with the kicks. He is following the kicks with the punches over the top. Good uppercut lands for Theodorou! He has a higher output in this round. Theodorou lands a nice straight right hand. Anders responds with a nice left hand! Both fighters are exchanging in the center. Anders catches the kick but fails to score a takedown. 1 min to go, Theodorou takes a couple of deep breaths. He continues to destroy the lead leg of Anders. He is fighting a smart round. Constantly exploding on Anders with the kicks and straight punches. 10-9 Theodorou

WATCH FIGHT

september 2018 ufc fight night 137 – Vs thiago santos

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD TKO (ELBOWS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Orthodox stance for Santos, southpaw stance for Anders.  Anders takes the center. Santos lands inside leg kick. Anders catches the leg and takes Santos to the mat. Santos is back up as Anders initiates the clinch. Santos is back against the fence. 1st min in, Anders tries to take the single leg and scores a takedown. He takes Santos down but didn’t secure any position. Santos is back on his feet as Anders initiates the clinch one more time. Santos landing knees to the body. Santos separates. Santos lands a hard body kick. Head kick landed by Santos, Santos circles around and lands a one-two combination. Halfway in, Santos looks like his find his rhythm. Anders pushes forward as Santos pushes for a clinch and lands a hard knee to the body. Anders pushes Santos back against the fence. Anders tries to take the single leg. He manages to take Santos down, but Santos is back on his feet. Santos is exploding on Anders with the kicks and punches. 1 min to go, fighters are in the center. Both fighters are looking patient and waiting.  10-9 Santos.
Rd 2 – Anders takes the center as Santos looks for a counter. Santos lands a high kick and pushes forward with his combinations. Anders counters with the clinch. Anders is trying to get the double leg. He switches to a single leg, takes Santos down, Santos reverses position and now is on top of Anders. 1st min in, Santos is back on his feet as Anders is lying on the mat. Santos is throwing hard punches from the top. Santos is back in the guard position. Hard elbows landed by Santos. Anders tries to stand up but Santos pushes him down again. Anders manages to stand up as Santos landed hard knee to the head. Halfway in, Big left hand landed by Santos as Anders is swinging hard but missing. Anders is pressuring forward and lands a knee to the body. Fighters are in the center. Body kick landed by Santos. Santos is leading the fight with the significant strikes. 1 min to go, Santos continues with the kicks to the body. Santos throws a hard kick to the body and follows with the hard left hand. Big elbow landed by Santos. Santos landed an eye poke. Referee stops the fight. Anders seems to be ok. Fight continues. Santos lands a hook to the body. Anders pushes for a double leg takedown and takes the Santos to the mat. Anders takes the back as the round ends. 10-9 Santos.

Rd 3 – Anders takes the center as Santos is moving backwards. Santos is landing hard inside leg kicks. Santos lands a kick to the body, Anders counters with a hard left hand. 1st min in, Anders pushes for a double leg takedown. Anders takes Santos to the mat. Anders takes the back of Santos. He is looking to set up the rear naked choke. Santos rolls over and manages to stand back up. Santos pushes for a clinch. Santos lands a hard left hand on the separation. Anders looks hurt. Santos is throwing everything on Anders. Anders tries to counter but he is missing. Anders pushes for a clinch. Santos is back against the fence. Anders separates. Santos seems to be slowing down as Anders takes the double leg and scores a takedown. Anders in the half guard position. Anders is not much active from the top. Santos is back to his feet. Anders pushes for a clinch and takes the single leg. Santos is out of danger and lands couple of elbows from the clinch. Referee stops the fight so Anders can take back his mouth piece. Fight continues. Anders continues with his takedown attempt. Santos is landing hard elbows on Anders! The referee is looking closely!  Anders looks hurt, he is still on the ground. Referee stops the fight.

AUGUST 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 135 – VS  TIM WILLIAMS

RESULT – WON VIA 3RD RD KO (SOCCER KICK)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Anders is in the southpaw stance, Williams is in the orthodox stance. Williams opens the fight with the body kick. Anders immediately putting pressure on Williams. 1st min in, Anders is looking patient. Williams goes high with the head kick, blocked by Anders. Anders is looking to explode with his left hand. Williams is active with the leg kicks. Anders pushes for a clinch and lands a knee to the body. Williams reverses the position. Halfway in, Anders separates. Williams initiates the clinch and lands a left hand on the separation. Anders is walking down Williams. Anders lands a left hand. Williams counters with a left hand. 1 min to go, Williams is moving around as Anders cuts him off and lands a left hand. One two lands for Anders. Anders pushes with the kick, Williams catches the leg, takes the double leg and scores a takedown. Williams is working to get Ander’s back.  10-9 Williams.

Rd 2 – Anders takes the center as Williams pushes forward and lands a knee to the body. Anders pushes forward again as Williams counters with the hard body-head combination. Williams is showing great movement. 1st min in, Anders is very passive as Williams starts to mix his combinations. Anders pushes. Williams counters with the clinch. Williams takes the double leg and takes Anders down. Anders is back on his feet as Williams tries to take his back. Anders is out of danger and fighters are back in the center. Anders lands a nice left hand. Anders explodes with the left hands! Hard uppercut and a straight left hand landed by Anders! Halfway in, Anders is letting his hands now. Williams pushes for a takedown, defended by Anders. Williams stays on the ground as Anders is standing and looks to pass the guard. Fighters are back on their feet as Anders explodes again and lands a left hand. Anders pushes for a clinch, separates and lands a spinning back fist. 1st min in, Anders is walking Williams down. Anders explodes with the punching combinations and connects with the one-two combination. Williams lands a counter left hand. Counter left hand lands for Anders as the round ends. 10-9 Anders.

Rd 3 – Anders takes the center and continues with the pressure. 1st min in, Williams pushes forward as Anders explodes with the left hand and drops Williams down to the mat! Anders waits for Williams to stand back up. Anders is feeling confident in the stand-up. Williams connects with a right hand. Hard body kick landed by Williams. Anders counters with a left hand. Halfway in, hard left-hand lands for Anders. Anders pushes with the left hand, Williams ducks under and shoots for a takedown. Great defense by Anders. Anders takes the initiative. Williams lands a hard step in right hand! 1 min to go, both fighters are looking tired. Hard spinning back fist lands for Williams. Anders goes high with a kick and connects! Williams goes down! Anders waits for Williams to stand. As Williams is standing Anders lands a soccer kick to the head and knocks Williams cold!!!

FEBRUARY  2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 125 – VS LYOTO MACHIDA

RESULT – LOST VIA 3RD RD DECISION (SPLIT)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Both fighters in the southpaw stance. Leg kick landed by Machida. Machida circles around as Anders is in the center. Machida lands another inside leg kick. Anders is looking to cut Machida’s movement. Hard leg kick landed by Machida as Anders goes down! Machida is in the guard position. Anders looks to set up the triangle choke. Machida is out of danger and gets back on his feet. Anders is throwing up kicks. Machida has trouble passing the legs of Anders. Machida is landing hard leg kicks standing. Halfway in, Anders still looking for the opportunity to stand. Machida sees the opening and lands a left hand from the guard position. Anders scrambles and he is back on his feet. Anders is walking Machida down. Machida continues with his kick. 1 min to go, Machida out landing Anders. One two combination landed by Machida.  10-9 Machida.

Rd 2 – Anders takes the center. Machida lands a hard leg kick. Machida changes his stance to orthodox. Machida pushes forward as Anders counters with a hard left hand. 1st min in, Anders looks for a single leg, Machida is out. Anders continues with the pressure. Inside leg kick landed by Machida. Another kick landed by Machida. Anders is patient and waits for Machida to push forward.  Halfway in, Machida pushes forward, Anders counter with the clean left hand. Anders closes the distance as Machida counters with the left hand. Big left landed by Anders. Anders landed more strikes in this round. 1 min to go, Hard leg kick landed by Machida. Both fighters are waiting as Anders pushes and connects with the left hand.  10-9 Machida.

Rd 3 – Machida opens the round with the leg kick. Machida in the southpaw stance. Body kick landed by Anders. Anders shoots for a double leg and takes Machida down to the mat. Anders fails to secure the position as Machida manages to stand back up. Machida is opening on Anders with his combinations. Machida is bleeding from his nose. 1st min in, Machida switches back to orthodox stance. Hard body kick landed by Machida! Fighters are very passive as Machida is circling around.  Halfway in, Anders is walking down Machida. Machida explodes with the left hand and connects. Machida pushes forward but misses with the combination. 1 min to go, Machida is back in the southpaw stance. A big left hand landed by Anders! Machida looks hurt! Anders clinches and tries to score a takedown. Knees to the body landed by Anders. Machida separates as the round ends. 10-9 Anders.

Rd 4 – Both fighters in the southpaw stance. Machida pushes forward and lands a combination. Hard body kick landed by Machida! Machida clinches as Anders separates. Anders pushes forward and swinging. He lands a left hand as Machida escapes. 1st min in, Both fighters are waiting for each other attack. Halfway in, Anders pushes forward and lands a clean left hand. Machida goes down. Machida is back on his feet. Anders pushes for a clinch. Machida is back against the fence. Machida is throwing hard knees to the body! Anders separates. Anders catches the kick and tries to score a takedown. Defended by Machida. 1 min to go, Another single-leg takedown attempt. Anders scores a takedown. Machida is back on his feet as Anders continues with the clinch. Machida separates as the round ends. 10-9 Anders.

Rd 5 – Machida is in the orthodox stance, southpaw for Anders. Machida starts strong with his leg kicks. 1st min in, not much action. Anders pushes with the combination but misses. Machida pushes forward and lands a left hand. Machida is throwing a lot of faints. Machida throws a body kick as Anders explodes with the combination. Halfway in, Anders is looking to close the distance. Anders lands a left hand. Machida switches to the orthodox stance. Body kick landed by Machida. Anders pushes forward as Machida counters with the hard knee to the body! Anders is looking frustrated. Nice kick to the body landed by Machida. Spinning back kick attempted by Machida, Anders catches the kick and takes Machida down to the mat. Anders takes the back of Machida. Machida immediately stands back. Both fighters are swinging as the round ends. 10-9 Machida.

RECORD BREAKDOWN

14 MATCHES 11WINS 3 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 7 1
SUBMISSION 1 0
DECISION 3 2
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Anders is the former football player who has switched to MMA and trains in Spartan fitness gym.
  • He was playing as a linebacker for University if Alabama.
  • Anders is the former LFA middleweight champion.
  • Anders is the well-rounded fighter who looks confident in every aspect of the fight.
  • His main weapons are his wrestling offense and counter punching combinations.
  • Anders is a busy fighter. He has fought 6 times in just one year.
  • Anders has 98.9% significant strikes landed to the head or body.
  • Anders has strong wrestling skills but he doesn’t have good ground control. As seen against Santos, he has a tendency to lose his dominant position very easy.
  • Against Machida, he showed that he can handle the pressure. In his 3rd fight in the UFC, he was a headliner.
  • Against Machida, Anders has shown great conditioning. He went 5 rounds without significantly slowing down.
  • Anders needs to improve his Mui Thai techniques. Against Santos, he had a hard time defending the elbows from Santos.