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Former Alabama linebacker Eryk Anders battles to middleweight championship

25 Juin 2017

Fighting in the co-main event on the LFA 14 mixed martial arts card in Houston, Anders defeated Brendan Allen of Slidell, Louisiana, by unanimous decision to capture the inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance middleweight belt.

In the main event, Eryk Anders (8-0) and Brendan Allen (7-2) delivered a five-round slugfest, with Anders, a former Alabama football star, winning the inaugural LFA middleweight title by unanimous decision.

It was a unanimous decision from three judges after Anders and his opponent, Brendan Allen, went the full five rounds, and with the victory, Anders stayed a flawless 8-0 in his professional career.

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Anders, 30, debuted as a professional MMA circuit in August 2015, in a first-round TKO against Josh Raspberry in Tuscaloosa.

Prior to turning pro, Anders, who says reaching UFC is his ultimate goal, owned a career amateur record of 18-3-1.

Anders, a pass rushing specialist with the Crimson Tide, had 8.5 career sacks with the team, six his senior year. He was a member of Alabama's 2009 national championship win against Texas, leading the Tide with seven tackles and one forced fumble.