Former Bama linebacker Eryk Anders knocks out opponent in 1st round of UFC debut

Anders KO’d veteran fighter Rafael Natal in the first round.

Eryk Anders played linebacker for the Alabama Crimson Tide from 2006-09. In his senior season, he had 14.5 tackles for loss and six sacks for an undefeated BCS champion.

More than seven years later, Anders, 30, is trying his hand at mixed martial arts, and it appears he’s pretty good at his new sport. The visual proof:

Eryk Anders puts Rafael Natal to sleep. #UFCLongIsland pic.twitter.com/PAaMeav2yz

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