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Former Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Eryk Anders is making the jump from the gridiron to the octagon.

Anders, who won a National Championship with Alabama in ’09, revealed the news that he was UFC-bound in an Instagram post.

In the post, Anders reveals that he’s fighting in UFC, but that his first fight is July 22, just a few weeks away in Long Island, NY.

Anders has been working in MMA since his football career came to a close, recently competing in Legacy Fighting Alliance where he was the Middleweight champion.

Anders is 8-0 in his young MMA career, while his opponent, Rafael Natal is 21-8-1 in his career.

[h/t 247sports]

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