Gerald Meerschaert
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Facing Kevin Holland in Philly
MiddleweightUFC
March 13, 2019
Gerald Meerschaert (29-10-0) is scheduled to face Kevin Holland (14-4-0) in a middleweight fight March 30 at UFC Philadelphia, Matt Mullin of PhillyVoice.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Meerschaert will carry a big edge in experience into the match, but Holland, a Philadelphia native, should have the crowd on his side. The 31-year-old owns a 4-2 record in the UFC and will look to rebound from his Dec. 15 loss to Jack Hermansson via first-round submission at UFC Milwaukee.
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Makes bizzare decisions in loss
MiddleweightUFC
December 15, 2018
Meerschaert lost to Jack Hermansson via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:25 of Round 1 at UFC on Fox 31 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Meerschaert found himself in trouble early but had the opportunity to disengage from dangerous grappling exchanges on two separate occasions before he was ultimately tapped by the choke. Grappling is typically the bread and butter for Meerschaert, which may explain why he didn't retreat from situations even after it was clear he was dealing with a stronger opponent. Meerschaert was looking for a third consecutive victory in this contest, but instead drops to 28-10 in professional MMA as a result of the loss.
Draws Jack Hermansson at UFC on Fox 31
MiddleweightUFC
September 3, 2018
Meerschaert will fight Jack Hermansson in a middleweight bout at UFC on Fox 31 on December 15, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Meerschaert is coming off a submission victory in the second round against Oskar Piechota. He's currently on a two-fight winning streak and will look to continue that against Hermansson, who's won three of his previous four.
Stages a second-round comeback to kick off the TUF 27 Finale
MiddleweightUFC
July 6, 2018
Meerschaert defeated Oskar Piechota via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:59 of Round 2 at the TUF 27 Finale on Friday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
This fight was a tale of two rounds. In the first round, Piechota dominated on the feet and threatened with submissions on the ground. He controlled Meerschaert's head on the ground and landed some nice ground and pound. However, in the second round, Meerschaert took over. He landed some very hard shots against the clinch. Some knees to the head really hurt Piechota and forced the fight to the ground. From there, Meerschaert locked on the rear-naked choke and finished.
Uses a body kick to dispatch Eric Spicely
MiddleweightUFC
December 1, 2017
Meerschaert defeated Eric Spicely via TKO (kick) at 2:18 of Round 2 at the TUF 26 Finale on Friday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
This fight was a tale of two different positions. On the feet, Meerschaert had the advantage and landed hard shots. On the ground, Spicely was able to move to dominant positions and threaten with submissions. After surviving a ground assault in the first round, Meerschaert started throwing body kicks in the second round. After a few minutes, he landed a hard shot to the midsection. Spicely went down, and he was not getting up. Meerschaert improves to 3-1 in the UFC and 27-9 overall.
Headed to TUF 26 Finale
MiddleweightUFC
November 30, 2017
Meerschaert will face Eric Spicely in a middleweight bout at TUF 26 Finale on Dec. 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ANALYSIS
Meerschaert will look to bounce back after being knocked out for the first time in his career. The southpaw boasts a 26-9 record and has a four-inch reach advantage in this matchup. With 19 career submission wins, he'll be a tough challenge for Spicely.