For the last several years, Eryk Anders has been working his way methodically up the MMA circuit: local fights, regional circuits, semi-pros, and now as the Middleweight Champion of the tear-away Legacy Fighting Alliance.
For only the second time in his professional career, Anders had a fight last past the first round. But, since he won a unanimous decision and the championship on Friday night, I doubt he minds too much.
Former Alabama linebacker Eryk Anders won the Legacy Fighting Alliance middleweight championship on Friday night, advancing his professional MMA record to 8-0.
Fighting in the co-main event in Houston, Anders defeated Brendan Allen by unanimous decision to secure the first-ever LFA middleweight belt. Lasting all five rounds, the former Crimson Tide linebacker was favored 49-46 by all three judges.
Roll Tide, Eryk, you beautifully-violent Alabama folk hero