On Saturday, Sept. 22, the UFC will host 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 step up on short notice to compete as light heavyweights as Thiago “Marreta” Santos meets American Eryk Anders. The Brazilian Santos was an injury replacement for former title challenger Glover Teixeira. He enters 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 is coming off a “Performance of the Night” victory over Tim Williams at UFC Fight Night 135 in August.

The 14-fight event kicks off with five bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card bouts follow 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.

The fighters hit the scales on Friday, Sept. 21.

Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Thiago “Marreta” Santos (203.7) vs. Eryk Anders (205.6)
Alex Oliveira (171) vs. Carlo Pedersoli (170.3)
Sam Alvey (205.6) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (205.3)
Renan Barao (141.75)* vs. Andre Ewell (135)
Randa Markos (115.7) vs. Marina Rodriguez (115.4)
Fox Sports 2 Preliminary Card
Christos Giagos (155.6) vs. Charles Oliveira (153.9)
Evan Dunham (156) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (155)
Luis Henrique (204.8) vs. Ryan Spann (203.8)
Augusto Sakai (265.6) vs. Chase Sherman (257.1)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Sergio Moraes (170.8) vs. Ben Saunders (170.3)
Marya Bueno Silva (125.4) vs. Gillian Robertson (125.6)
Thales Leites (185.9) vs. Hector Lombard (185.7)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170.6) vs. Luigi Vendramini (170.4)
Alex Chambers (115.8) vs. Livia Renata Souza (116)

* – Barao missed the bantamweight limit of 136 and was fined 30 percent of his fight purse

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