A middleweight showdown between Eryk Anders and Gerald Meerschaert is currently in the works for the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Tampa, Fla. on Oct. 12.
Multiple sources close to the matchup confirmed the news when speaking to MMA Fighting on Tuesday following an initial report on the UFC Unfiltered podcast.
Anders will be making his return to 185 pounds after taking his last two fights in the light heavyweight division. The heavy-handed former University of Alabama football player earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus for his last win where he knocked out Vinicius Moreira just 78 seconds into the fight.
As for Meerschaert, the Duke Roufus trained middleweight picked up an impressive submission win in his last outing as he defeated Trevin Giles in early August.
Now the submission specialists will look to notch his second win in a row when he faces Anders on October.
The upcoming card from Florida will be headlined by a strawweight fight as former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk takes on Michelle Waterson in the five-round main event.