MMA Preview – Eryk Anders vs Tim Williams at UFC Fight Night 135

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 135? Sunday 26th August, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 135? Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska

What channel is UFC Fight Night 135 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 135? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 135? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

LAST EIGHT FIGHTS

ERYK ANDERS

TIM WILLIAMS

2018

Lyoto Machida
UFC

L
(DEC)

L
(KO)

Oskar Piechota
UFC

2018

2017

Markus Perez
UFC

W
(KO)

W
(DEC)

Jay Silva
CFFC

2017

2017

Rafael Natal
UFC

W
(KO)

W
(SUB)

Muhammad Abdullah
XCC

2016

2017

Brendan Allen
LFA

W
(DEC)

W
(DEC)

Nah-Shon Burrell
CFFC

2016

2017

John Kirk
LFA

W
(TKO)

W
(DEC)

Walter Howard
CFFC

2016

THE BREAKDOWN

Anders is coming off his sole career loss which was a very close decision to the Brazilian legend, Lyoto Machida. The decision could have gone either way so it will be interesting to see how he responds. Williams is also coming off a loss which was his UFC debut to Piechota who was unbeaten at the time.

So, both men will arrive in Nebraska with something to prove and with a motivation to avenge their losses and they will attempt to do so with different styles. Williams is a terrific grappler with nine submission wins to back up his credentials so he will look to get his hands on Anders as soon as possible. Anders on the other hand will rely on his raw athleticism and power to find the chin and put Williams to sleep.

Prediction: Anders via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.