Eryk Anders showed no signs of any Ultimate Fighting Championship jitters as the former Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker was sensational in his Octagon debut.
Seasoned veteran Rafael Natal couldn’t get anything going against “Ya Boy” and was knocked senseless in the opening round. Anders rocked the Brazilian early and often and when he backed the stumbling Natal into the cage, the middleweight prospect flattened him with a pair of massive straight lefts to the jaw. Natal fell onto his side, out cold, ending the fight at the 2:54 mark.
ROLL TIDE!— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) July 22, 2017
Eryk Anders, on short notice, just put himself on the map with a big KO over Rafael Natal! https://t.co/TkzFqCzgVf