It didn’t take long for former Alabama linebacker Eryk Anders to come out of his UFC debut victorious.
Anders, who is undefeated in his professional mixed martial arts career, beat Rafael Natal on Saturday night at UFC on FOX 25, knocking him out with 2 minutes, 54 seconds remaining in the first round.
The former Tide standout is now 9-0 in his professional MMA career, which began on in 2015. He previously fought for Legacy Fighting Alliance and Bellator, among other promotions, before making his UFC debut.
Watch the video below to see Anders knock out Natal with a pair of brutal left hooks:
Eryk Anders, on short notice, just put himself on the map with a big KO over Rafael Natal! https://t.co/TkzFqCzgVf
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) July 22, 2017
When at Alabama, Anders had 98 tackles, 8.5 sacks and an interception over four seasons from 2006-09.