MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Lyoto Machida vs. Eryk Anders set for UFC Belem main event


MMA Kings broke the news Thursday
that undefeated middleweight Eryk Anders will headline UFC Belem on Feb. 3 against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.

Anders (10-0) has won back-to-back fights since signing with the UFC this summer, including a unanimous decision victory over Markus Perez at UFC Fresno last weekend. The former NCAA football champion has finished seven of his ten career opponents. Machida (22-8) heads into this matchup on a three-fight losing streak, including a first-round TKO setback to Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 119 in October. "The Dragon" will be looking for his first win since December 2014.

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