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Eryk Anders faces another unbeaten in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 123

The former Tide LB faces his stiffest test to-date.

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Natal vs Anders
Anders celebrates his July victory over Rafael Natal
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Undefeated LFA champ Eryk Anders is set to fight another undefeated, and also former LFA champion this Saturday at UFC 123 in Fresno.

From MMA Junkie:

From a 34-year-old veteran on his way out in Natal, Anders is now set to welcome a 27-year-old on his way in when he faces Markus Perez (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Originally scheduled to meet vet John Phillips (21-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., Anders (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) got a fellow undefeated former LFA champ, instead.

It took some re-routing, but Anders isn’t mad about the switch.

“You go from a guy like John Phillips who was a bruiser, super aggressive, coming forward – more of a boxer than anything else” Anders said. “Now I’m fighting a Brazilian. He’s real smooth. it almost looks like he’s dancing in there.

“He throws a lot of weird shots – not weird, but he’s not a very conventional fighter. Very slick jiu-jitsu. Definitely a game opponent. He’ll come forward. So I’m definitely looking forward to the matchup.”

When we last saw the Anders, he was demolishing Rafael Natal this summer. The undefeated Anders has a stiffer test this weekend. Details on UFC Fight Night 123, including the complete card, are available here.