For a moment Thiago Santos vs. Jimi Manuwa was set as the main event of UFC Fight Night 137 in Brazil, before Manuwa was forced to withdraw due to injury, but the bout has been rebooked and is heading north.
Santos remained on the card, taking on and scoring his 2nd straight win, with a TKO of 6-day notice replacement Eryk Anders, who due to exhaustion couldn’t make it to his corner after the 3rd round. Manuwa the number 5 ranked contender in the Light Heavyweight division has 16 finishes, 15 knockouts, looking to ended a two fight skid.
Returning to the Middleweight division “Ya Boy” Eryk Anders will face Invicta FC ring card boy Elias “The Spartan” Theodorou, who’s won consecutive decisions over Daniel Kelly & Trevor Smith. Anders went viral with his punt kick, head kick, knockout of Tim Williams at UFC Fight Night 135.
At Bantamweight, undefeated, TUF 27 winner, Brad Katona squares off with Matthew Lopez, who looks to rebound from set backs against Raphael Assuncao & Alejandro Perez.
UFC 231 is set for the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, headlined by Brian Ortega challenging Max Holloway for the UFC Featherweight championship.