Eryk Anders Steps in to Main Event UFC Sao Paulo
Eryk Anders will battle Thiago “Marreta” Santos on just six days’ notice in the main event of UFC Sao Paulo. Santos’ previous opponent, Jimi Manuwa was forced to withdraw from the card due to an undisclosed injury.
Anders (11-1) started off his professional MMA career going 10-0 before suffering his first defeat to Lyoto Machida via split decision in February of last year. Anders bounced back to the win column three weeks ago with a third-round knockout victory over Tim Williams.
Santos (18-6) is coming off of a unanimous decision win over Kevin Holland at UFC 227 last month. He holds a 10-5 octagon record since joining the UFC back in 2013.