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Former Alabama linebacker, Eryk Anders will fight at UFC 263 in two weeks

Eryk Anders celebrating after winning his first UFC fight in 2017
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He was responsible for the strip-sack of Garrett Gilbert to secure Alabama’s first national championship versus Texas under Nick Saban in 2009; however, Eryk Anders is about to return to a different form of competition.

As an Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor, the former Crimson Tide linebacker is returning to the octagon in two weeks for a rematch against Darren Stewart. The two battled on March 13, but the fight ended in a draw.

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Anders and Stewart will be on the UFC 263 card for Saturday, June 12, in prelims for the Light Heavyweight Bout. Anders is 13-5 in his career, including one fight ending in “No Contest.”

Stewart comes in at 12-6 and has two fights that ended in no contest.

He has prepared himself for this moment, and “Ya Boi” is ready to go to work.

Anders is going after his 14th victory in the octagon.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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