The UFC’s return to Boston is starting to fill up.
The bout is Petroski’s first of 2023. He most recently fought at UFC 281, where he won a unanimous decision over Wellington Turman. The 31-year-old Pennsylvanian is undefeated since joining the UFC in 2021, with four total wins, three by way of stoppage. A win over Meerschaert could see Petroski (9-1) make his way into the UFC’s middleweight rankings.
While Petroski is relatively new to the UFC, Meerschaert (35-16) has been a staple of the promotion’s middleweight division since 2016, where he has amassed a 10-8 record. Most recently, Meerschaert came up short against surging prospect Joe Pyfer at UFC 287, getting knocked out in the first round. Now the 35-year-old “GM3” looks to rebound against another rising prospect.
UFC 292 is the promotion’s first trip to Boston since 2019, and is set to be headlined by a bantamweight title bout between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley. Also on the card is a strawweight title bout between Zhang Weili and Amanda Lemos.
Damon Martin contributed to this report.