Eryk Anders Replaces Dricus Du Plessis, Faces Andre Muniz at UFC 269

By Tristen Critchfield Nov 9, 2021


Eryk Anders will replace the injured Dricus Du Plessis and meet Andre Muniz at UFC 269.

MMA DNA first brought word of Du Plessis’ exit, while Muniz initially confirmed the new middleweight matchup on his Instagram story. UFC 269 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 12 and is headlined by a lightweight championship clash pitting Charles Oliveira against Dustin Poirier.

Anders has competed twice thus far in 2021, with both bouts coming against Darren Stewart. The first meeting ended in a no contest due to an illegal knee in March, and Anders won a unanimous decision in the rematch at UFC 263.

A two-time winner on Dana White’s Contender Series, Muniz haa kicked off his promotional tenure with three consecutive triumphs. Most recently, the Brazilian broke Ronaldo Souza’s arm at UFC 262 to run his career mark to 21-4. Muniz has won his last seven professional outings.

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