Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart, Pannie Kianzad vs. Alexis Davis Added to UFC 263 Lineup

By Tristen Critchfield May 11, 2021


The UFC 263 lineup has expanded to 15 bouts with the addition of two more matchups.

The promotion announced Tuesday that Eryk Anders will face Darren Stewart at light heavyweight, while Pannie Kianzad will square off against Alexis Davis at bantamweight. UFC 263 takes place on June 12 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., and is headlined by a middleweight title tilt pitting Israel Adesanya against Marvin Vettori. Fans will be allowed to attend the event at full capacity.

Anders vs. Stewart is a rematch of a UFC Fight Night 187 bout that ended prematurely when Anders landed an illegal knee against his opponent at the 4:37 mark of Round 1. While that bout was contested at middleweight, the rematch will take place at 185 pounds.

Kianzad enters the showdown with Davis on a three-fight winning streak with triumphs over Jessica-Rose Clark, Bethe Correia and Sijara Eubanks to her credit. A former bantamweight title challenger, Davis snapped a three-bout skid in her last outing, when she outpointed Sabina Mazo at UFC Fight Night 186.

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