Eryk Anders

Legacy Fighting Alliance 6: Eryk “Frankenstein” Anders – The Gridiron to MMA

By Abel Guillen   People remember Eryk Anders as number 32 for the 2009 National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide.  With three minutes and eight seconds left in the fourth quarter, Anders sacked Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert causing a fumble that would seal the victory for Alabama and the national title.  With his football career now over, Anders finds himself on the big stage yet again, but as a professional fighter.  Eryk “Frankenstein” Anders (6-0) takes on Jon “The Jaguar” Kirk (19-13) at LFA 6 this Friday, March 10 in San Antonio, Texas live on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET. Eryk, a self-described military brat, moved around the world as a child before settling in Texas.  He grew up playing all sports but enjoyed soccer, wrestling, track, and football.  The…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 6 Recap

Legacy Fighting Alliance delivered another night of fights down in San Antonio, TX. Ray Rodriguez & Mackenzie Dern earned themselves decision victories after going the distance in their fights.   Main Event: 145 - Ray Rodriguez def. Rivaldo Junior by split decision 190 - Eryk Anders def. Jon Kirk by TKO (R1) 120 - Mackenzie Dern def. Katherine Roy by unanimous decision 265 - Richard Odoms def. William Hoffman by TKO (R2) 145 - Gleidson Cutis def. Dimitre Ivy by grapevine (R1) 170 - Anthony Ivy def Arthur Ashton by rear naked choke (R1) 145 Amateur - Damian Alfaro def William Walker by triangle choke (R1) 135 Amateur - Jonathan Gomez def Patrick Ferguson by D'arce choke (R3) 155 Amateur - Marcell Mickens def Tomas Suarez by TKO (R2)  

LFA Starts The Summer With Championship Doubleheader

LFA 14 - ALLEN vs. ANDERS MAIN EVENT: BRENDAN "ALL IN" ALLEN vs. ERYK "FRANKENSTEIN" ANDERS MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE CO-MAIN EVENT: ROBERTO "LITTLE FURY" SANCHEZ vs. JEROME "RENEGADE" RIVERA FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE PLUS: THE PRO MMA DEBUT OF COLBEY NORTHCUTT FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd LIVE on AXS TV ARENA THEATRE in HOUSTON, TEXAS Tickets are on sale NOW through CombatTickets.com   HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the LFA will return home to Houston with a Championship Doubleheader in June.   The main event of LFA 14 will feature a battle of blue chip middleweight prospects when Brendan "All In" Allen goes all in against Eryk "Frankenstein" Anders for the inaugural LFA middleweight title. In the co-headliner, undefeated flyweight phenoms Roberto "Little Fury" Sanchez and Jerome "Renegade" Rivera will battle for the inaugural LFA…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 14 – Brendan Allen

By Lance Edwards   At Legacy Fighting Alliance 14, fans of the promotion will be treated to what could be the fight of the year. In a middleweight title bout, LFC and LFA veteran Brendan Allen (7-1) faces former Alabama linebacker LFA and Bellator veteran Eryk Anders (7-0). Both fighters had extensive amateur records with Allen accumulating a 13-0 record and Anders going 13-3-1. Allen is coming off a victory over Jon Kirk (19-15) which saw him finish in the first round in a bloody bout. “I felt everything happened a little fast. It threw me as he came out in southpaw. I should have sat down more, circled a bit, but it went as planned. You can’t complain when you don’t get hit.” Interestingly, Kirk stepped in as a…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 14 Recap

Eryk Anders def. Brendan Allen via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) – to claim inaugural middleweight title Roberto Sanchez def. Jerome Rivera via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 3:41 – to claim inaugural flyweight title Danny Orr def. Noel Ligon va split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27) Dulani Perry def. David Acosta via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Courtney King def. Colbey Northcutt via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:27 Maycee Barber def. Itzel Esquivel via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:52

Legacy Fighting Alliance 18 – Brendan Allen

By Lance Edwards At Legacy Fighting Alliance 14, LFC and LFA veteran Brendan Allen (7-2) faced former Alabama linebacker LFA and Bellator veteran Eryk Anders (9-0). Allen lost by unanimous decision but went five rounds with Anders in a fight for the middleweight title. Anders went on to take a fight in the UFC with Rafael Natal (21-9). “People were saying that he’d be explosive. I felt he won the fight, but it wasn’t a good representation of my ability. It was closer than the judges said. When I went back and looked at the tape after, I could see that. With a few things done differently, I’d have got the decision. I needed to do more on the cage, I’m used to using that as a place to take a break, and…

The Summer of LFA

LFA LAUNCHING PAD:   LFA SENDS 9 FIGTHERS TO UFC IN 30 DAYS     LFA ALUM IMPRESS IN THE UFC: TITLE SHOTS, BONUSES and RECORD BREAKERS     4 SHOWS IN 4 WEEKS: LFA SET TO VIST 4 STATES IN 4 WEEKS    HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) has had a busy summer. In last month's newsletter, it was reported that LFA alum accumulated $200,000 in UFC bonus money in the month of June, former RFA headliner Zach Freeman secured an "Upset of the Year"  nominee in New York City, and three inaugural LFA titles were awarded to get the summer started.     LFA LAUNCHING PAD   The summer continued to heat up in July. The UFC hosted 5 events along with the first 3 episodes of UFC President Dana White's new weekly web series titled "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series" throughout the month.   The number of…