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Eryk Anders was born on a U.S. Air Force base in the Philippines, where his mother was stationed at the time. When Anders was a sophomore in high school he moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he played football for Smithson Valley High School.
After graduating from Smithson Valley High School, Anders started at the University of Alabama in 2006. From 2006 to 2009, Anders played for the Crimson Tide as a linebacker, starting 14 games in his senior season. His career at Alabama culminated with a victory in the 2009 BCS National Championship against the Texas Longhorns, a game in which he led the Crimson Tide with seven tackles and a forced fumble.
After college he signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns of the NFL before beginning a career in mixed martial arts.
Anders made his UFC debut against Rafael Natal at UFC on FOX 25. He won the fight via knockout in the first round. Since his debut Anders has sustained a healthy record of 13-5 with 8 KO/TKO's, 1 Submission and 4 decisions. Anders has received multiple awards including "Fight of the Night" award and "Performance of the Night" award. The journey continues and Eryk seeks to return to the octagon very soon! Be sure to follow Eryk here on Instagram and SHARE this article to help us welcome Eryk Anders aka "Ya Boi" to The Booking Group.
(Written by The Booking Group/Brandon Dunn)