Rafael Natal has been plugging away in the Octagon since 2010, and in that time has earned a healthy amount of wins and an unhealthy amount of losses. Eryk Anders used to play football, has a win in Bellator, and is making his Octagon debut tonight. Giddyup!
In his prime, Natal was a dude who could duke it out with almost anyone. He still thinks he’s that same person it seems, because he starts off Round 1 winging punches and leaving himself open for counters. Anders exploits those openings, and the high-kick and punches he lands only serve to make the Brazilian more sloppy… which has Anders tagging him more… and which has Natal eventually tumbling to the canvas. The American sits on the jiu-jitsu black belt and batters him, and though Natal eventually manages to stand back up, it only serves to give Anders a chance to clock him with a left and put him out.
Results: Eryk Anders def. Rafael Natal via KO (Punches) at 2:54, R1