Gerald Meerschaert replaces Oluwale Bamgbose; faces Joe Gigliotti at UFC Albany

An injury to Oluwale Bamgbose has shaken up UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, New York.

The UFC has now called up Gerald Meerschaert who will face Bamgbose’ original opponent, Joe Gigliotti.

UFC Fight Night 102 will be held on December 9, 2016, at Times Union Center in Albany, New York

This event will be the first that the organisation hosted in Albany. A heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov is expected to serve as the event headliner.

Gerald Meerschaert (24-8 MMA) is the current RFA middleweight champion. He won the vacant belt last time out, defeating Chase Waldon via first round submission at RFA 45 to earn the strap.

With this fight change, UFC Fight Night 102 now looks like this:

Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Hamilton
Patrick Cummins vs. Gian Villante
Raphael Assunção vs. Aljamain Sterling
Corey Anderson vs. Sean O’Connell
Juliana Lima vs. Tatiana Suarez
Randy Brown vs. Brian Camozzi
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Joe Gigliotti
Andrew Sanchez vs. Trevor Smith
Tiago Trator vs. TBA
Frankie Perez vs. Marc Diakiese
Keith Berish vs. Ryan Janes


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