On Saturday, Sept. 22, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 137: Santos vs. Anders from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In the night’s main event, a pair of middleweights stepped up on short notice to compete as light heavyweights as Thiago “Marreta” Santos met American Eryk Anders. The Brazilian Santos was an injury replacement for former title challenger Glover Teixeira. He entered the contest having won of five of his last six inside the Octagon. Anders, meanwhile, steps in on just a week’s notice after original headliner Jimi Manuwa tore his hamstring shortly after arriving in Brazil. Anders was coming off a “Performance of the Night” victory over Tim Williams at UFC Fight Night 135 in August.
The 14-fight event kicked off with five bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card bouts followed on Fox Sports 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card airing live on Fox Sports 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Thiago Santos def. Eryk Anders by TKO (referee stoppage). Round 3, 5:00
Alex Oliveira def. Carlo Pedersoli by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:39
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Sam Alvey by TKO (left hook). Round 2, 1:00
Andre Ewell def. Renan Barão by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Randa Markos vs. Marina Rodriguez ends in a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
Charles Oliveira def. Christos Giagos by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:22
Francisco Trinaldo def. Evan Dunham by knockout (left knee to the body). Round 2, 4:10
Ryann Spann def. Luis Henrique by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Augusto Sakai def. Chase Sherman by TKO (ground and pound). Round 3, 4:03
Sérgio Moraes def. Ben Saunders by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 4:42
Mayra Bueno Silva def. Gillian Robertson by submission (armbar). Round 1, 4:55
Thales Leites def. Hector Lombard by unanimous decision (29-28×3)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Luigi Vendramini by knockout (knee and punches). Round 2, 1:20
Livia Renata Souza def. Alex Chambers by submission (mounted guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:21