Report: Two Fights & A Replacement Fighter Added To UFC Fight Night Philadelphia


A pair of fights have been added to UFC Fight Night Philadelphia according to the Philly Voice as Kevin Holland faces Gerald Meerschaert and Mark De La Rosa faces Alex Perez. Also, a replacement opponent has been announced for Ray Borg as Kyler Phillips replaces the injured Pingyuan Liu, which was also reported by the Philly Voice.

Holland (13-4-0) has won just one of two under the UFC banner, with that lone win coming against John Phillips at UFC Fight Night Beijing. Holland got into the UFC by competing on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 9, defeating Will Santiago Jr. by unanimous decision.

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Meerschaert (28-10-0) has won two of his last three in the UFC, with those wins coming over Eric Spicely and Oskar Piechota. Meerschaert has competed six times in the UFC and none of those bouts went past the second round.

De La Rosa (11-1-0) enters the contest while in the midst of a two fight winning streak, defeating the duo of Elias Garcia and Joby Sanchez. De La Rosa has suffered a single defeat as a professional MMA fighter and that came against Tim Elliott at UFC 219.

Perez (21-5-0) has won three of four in the UFC, but is coming off of a loss to Joseph Benavidez at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale. Perez has seen twelve of his professional MMA fights go the distance and the fighter has won eleven of those encounters.

Borg (11-3-0) has won two of his last three under the UFC banner, with those wins coming over the duo of Louis Smolka and Jussier Formiga. Borg has previously challenge for the UFC Flyweight Title, losing to then champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 216.

Phillips (6-1-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this encounter and the fighter did compete on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 4. Phillips has picked up six wins as a professional MMA fighter and five of them came by first round finish.

UFC Fight Night Philadelphia takes place on Saturday, March 30 from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje headlining. Fightful is going to be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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