Poberezhets (24-5-1, 1 NC) will walk to the Octagon for the first time after a 15-fight unbeaten streak in European events between 2012 and 2016, with only one win by way of decision.
Sherman (9-3), on the other hand, is still looking for his first UFC win after back-to-back defeats to Justin Ledet and Walt Harris. Before signing with the promotion, Sherman scored his nine professional victories by first-round knockout or TKO.
UFC 211 will take place at Dallas’ American Airlines Center, and feature a heavyweight title bout between Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos in the main event. UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will co-headline the card versus Jessica Andrade.
The UFC’s return to Dallas also includes a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal, former champion Frankie Edgar taking on rising prospect Yair Rodriguez, a flyweight clash between Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis, and the return of Eddie Alvarez to the cage against Dustin Poirier.