Unbeaten middleweight Eryk Anders will take on John Phillips this year when the Octagon heads to Fresno.

The event is scheduled for December 9 and marks the first UFC card to take place in Fresno, California.

Anders (9-0) is a former University of Alabama linebacker who won the inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance middleweight title earlier this year. He was called up on short notice to the UFC and defeated Rafael Natal in his debut.

Phillips (21-6) has won four straight since a loss to Jesse Taylor in 2013. Visa issues have kept him from fighting since signing with the promotion last year.