Eryk Anders To Replace Dricus Du Plessis In UFC 269 Bout Against Andre Muniz

Andre Muniz has a new opponent for his December 11th UFC pay-per-view booking. The rising middleweight is now expected to face Eryk Anders, who has stepped in to replace Dricus Du Plessis.

The new pairing was first reported by Matthew Wells and Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie. News of Du Plessis’ departure from the card was initially broken by Marcel Dorff of MMA DNA last week.

The new matchup joins UFC 269, which is schedled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Du Plessis had to depart the card due to injury, per MMA Junkie.

Muniz, who now has a new opponent, has yet to lose since joining the UFC roster. His last win saw him defeat a veteran, submitting Jacare Souza with an armbar in May.

Anders took a win in his last appearance, defeating Darren Stewart via unanimous decision in June. The bout was his first victory since 2019.

UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira will attempt to defend his belt for the first time when facing Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 269. Here’s the updated lineup:

Bout 12: Charles Oliveira (31-8) vs. Dustin Poirier (28-6) (UFC Lightweight Championship)

Bout 11: Amanda Nunes (21-4) vs. Julianna Pena (10-4) (UFC Bantamweight Championship)

Bout 10: Kai Kara-France (22-9) vs. Cody Garbrandt (12-4) (Flyweight)

Bout 9: Randy Costa (6-2) vs. Tony Kelley (7-2) (Bantamweight)

Bout 8: Darrick Minner (26-12) vs. Ryan Hall (8-2) (Featherweight)

Bout 7: Pedro Munghoz (19-6) vs. Dominick Cruz (23-3) (Bantamweight)

Bout 6: Sean O’Malley (14-1) vs. Raulian Paiva (21-3) (Bantamweight)

Bout 5: Leon Edwards (19-3) vs. Jorge Masvidal (35-15) (Welterweight)

Bout 4: Geoff Neal (13-4) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (28-4) (Welterweight)

Bout 3: Josh Emmett (16-2) vs. Dan Ige (15-4) (Featherweight)

Bout 2: Erin Blanchfield (7-1) vs. Miranda Maverick (9-3) (Flyweight)

Bout 1: Andre Muniz (21-4) vs. Eryk Anders (14-5) (Middleweight)

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