Thiago Santos vs. Gerald Meerschaert added to UFC 213 in Las Vegas

HALIFAX, NS - FEBRUARY 18: Gerald Meerschaert poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the World Trade Convention Centre on February 18, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

A middleweight clash between Thiago Santos and Gerald Meerschaert has been added to added to UFC 213.

UFC 213 will be held on July 8, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

Brazilian news outlet Globo announced the bout.

The event will take place during the UFC’s annual International Fight Week.

A UFC Bantamweight Championship bout between current champion Cody Garbrandt and former champion T.J. Dillashaw is currently featured as the main event of the evening.

Gerald Meerschaert is currently perfect under the UFC banner. A first round submission over Joe Gigliotti at UFC Fight Night 102: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov in his debut was followed most recently by another first-round submission win over Ryan Janes at UFC Fight Night 105: Lewis vs. Browne.

Thiago Santos recently rebounded from a two-fight losing streak at the hands of Gegard Mousasi and Eric Spicely by earning a second-round TKO win over Jack Marshman at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne.

With this news, UFC 213 now looks like this:

Cody Garbrandt (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw for the UFC Bantamweight title
Fabrício Werdum vs. Alistair Overeem
Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone
Travis Browne vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk
Daniel Omielańczuk vs. Curtis Blaydes
Thiago Santos vs. Gerald Meerschaert

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