UFC FN 137: Eryk Anders to Replace Jimi Manuwa in Headliner
By FCF Staff
Eryk Anders has reportedly agreed on just several days notice to step up and fight Thiago Santos this Saturday, due to the withdrawal of Jimi Manuwa.
Manuwa was supposed to fight Santos in the headliner of UFC Fight Night 137, which is taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. MMA Junkie is reporting, however, that Manuwa has withdraw, and that Anders has agreed to take his place.
ESPN’s Ariel Helwani is reporting that Manuwa has incurred a hamstring injury.
The original main event for UFC FN 137 was supposed to see Manuwa face Glover Teixeira, however, the latter also had to withdraw due to injury.
Anders (11-1) is coming off a knockout win over Tim Williams last month.