Cobra Kai Hires Ruthless UFC Fighter For Season 5

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Eryk Anders appears to have ventured into the realm of acting. The UFC light heavyweight is seen in the trailer for Netflix’s smash program “Cobra Kai’s” forthcoming fifth season. He’ll cross paths with the show’s main character, William Zabka’s portrayal of Johnny Lawrence, in what appears to be a key role.


What the recent Cobra Kai trailer revealed:

A shot from the Cobra Kai trailer with Eryk Anders
A shot from the Cobra Kai trailer.

After appearing in one of Netflix’s biggest shows, the UFC Middleweight can now consider himself an actor. In his acting breakthrough, Anders will cross paths with William Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence. While Eryk Anders did land a role in popular TV series, it’s not the only thing that ‘landed’. The latest teaser for Cobra Kai Season 5 shows Ander’s contact with the main character for a few seconds. ‘Ya Boi’ ate a staged head kick from Lawrence and took an MMA bout in this scene.

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Eryk Anders’s reaction to the trailer:

Cobra Kai trailer reveals Eryk Anders.
American professional mixed martial artist.

Eryk Anders’ reaction to this scene in the trailer was hilarious. “But is that the end of the fight?” he asked on Instagram upon seeing the spectacle. On Instagram, he also posted more sequences and invited fans to check them out. Miguel appears in this trailer during the same MMA event. He seems to be standing beside his biological father. Johnny and Robbie are seeking more information on Miguel’s location seconds later. If you know anything about Johnny Lawrence’s temperament, you know he’ll end up in a fight. This time, it’d be against Eryk Anders, who plays an MMA fighter. When Cobra Kai returns on September 9th, we’ll witness how the conflict plays out in its totality.

Related: William Zabka: Badass Facts About Cobra Kai’s Johnny Lawrence You Didn’t Know

Is Cobra Kai a good move for Anders?

Eryk Anders in Cobra Kai season 5.
Eryk Anders in a match against Khalil Rountree Jr.

Anders has made a bold decision by agreeing to this, since ‘Cobra Kai’ is one of Netflix’s most popular programs. Anders has gone 1-1 in his previous two fights since moving up to light heavyweight. The 35-year-old has become a UFC fighter since 2017. As the previous starting linebacker for the University of Alabama, Anders has been quite the athletic figure. It shows in his combat strategy, which makes him a highly fascinating fighter to watch. His next outing in the Octagon is set for May 21. He’ll fight Park Jun-Yong in the UFC on ESPN+ 64 event from the UFC Apex in Nevada.


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