National Champion Fights This Weekend
The UFC returned to the octagon this past weekend with UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida. Dana White's UFC was the last sport to suspend operations and the first sport to resume them. The fighting company scheduled three events in the span of seven days all in the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville. Former Crimson Tide linebacker, Eryk Anders, will fight in the final event of the three.
Anders was scheduled to take on Krzysztof Jotko on Saturday, April 11 in Portland Oregon but the event was one of the five events the UFC was forced to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, Anders will face off with Jotko this coming Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida.
This weekend's bought will be the 10th fight in the UFC for Anders and his 18th professional fight overall. The former Alabama linebacker holds a professional record of 13-4, and is 5-4 in the UFC. Anders has notched two performance of the night bonuses and won one fight of the night award in fighting's top division.
Both competitors are entering the cage on a two-fight win streak. Jotko has participated in 26 professional fights with a record of 21-4, he is 8-4 in the UFC. Jotko has won one performance of the night award in the UFC.
Anders has three knockout wins and Jotko has one knockout win in the UFC.
Anders is most know for forcing the game sealing fumble in the 2009 BCS National Championship against Texas. He began fighting mixed martial arts in August of 2015.