UFC: Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart Added to March 13 Event

Eryk Anders, UFC Belem
Eryk Anders, UFC Belem Credit: Foto Arena LTDA/Alamy Live News

The UFC’s March 13 card is getting a middleweight addition.

A bout between Eryk Anders and Darren Stewart has been added to the Fight Night event. First reported by MMA Junkie, the fight will feature on the blockbuster card headlined by Leon Edwards vs. Khazmat Chimaev.

Since the bout between Edwards and Chimaev has been re-booked twice now, there is a definite air of anticipation growing for this fight. Which should serve to draw additional eyeballs to the associated undercard.

Eryk Anders and Darren Stewart throw down March 13

Anders (14-5), a former college linebacker and Canadian Football League player, will look to bounce back into the win column in the fight. Opposite to him, Stewart (12-6) an extremely durable middleweight with a high ceiling. He’ll be looking to bounce back as well, however, after coming up short against the streaking Kevin Holland recently.

While the English-born fighter struggled with the length of Holland, he definitely put up a valiant effort. Stewart’s well-rounded game gave Holland all he could handle, and he was the only fighter to go the distance with Holland in 2020. The bout ended in a split decision.

Anders has shown flashes of brilliance inside the cage since joining the UFC in (13-5). Particularly, his ability to wrestle is outstanding and often catches opponents by surprise. Not only that, but since growing inside the UFC the former football player has had to re-learn how to move his feet and developed a striking game in a very short amount of time.

The updated list of bouts reported for the UFC card set for March 13 are as follows:

  • Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev
  • Davey Grant vs. Jonathan Martinez
  • Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt
  • Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula
  • Ciryl Gane vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  • Ryan Hall vs. Dan Ige
  • Matheus Nicolau vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
  • Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart