Article

Meerschaert Makes UFC Debut on Dec. 9

Due to injury, New York middleweight Oluwale Bamgbose has been forced to withdraw from his bout against Joe Gigliotti, opening the door for veteran Gerald Meerschaert to enter the Octagon for the first time to face Gigliotti on December 9 in Albany.

The UFC Fight Night event, which airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS from Times Union Center, is headlined by the heavyweight battle between Derrick Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov.

One of the most seasoned MMA fighters who hasn’t yet competed in the Octagon, Wisconsin’s Gerald “The Machine” Meerschaert is a 32-fight veteran who gets his shot at glory in December. A pro since 2007 who has 17 submission wins, including one over current UFC middleweight standout Sam Alvey, Meerschaert punched his ticket to the UFC with a five-fight winning streak that saw him finish each victory.

Media

Recent
We catch up with Donald Cerrone following his thrilling TKO victory over Yancy Medeiros at Fight Night Austin.
Feb 18, 2018
After watching Royce Gracie in the early days of the UFC, a young Brian Ortega tried out jiu-jitsu -- and turned out to be a prodigy. Recount his undefeated rise through the UFC as told by Ortega, his trainers, UFC analysts and his opponents.
Feb 18, 2018
Watch Donald Cerrone in the Octagon after his victory over Yancy Medeiros at Fight Night Austin.
Feb 18, 2018
Watch Derrick Lewis in the Octagon after his victory over Marcin Tybura at Fight Night Austin.
Feb 18, 2018