Gerald Meerschaert


Booked for April fight
February 3, 2021
Meerschaert will take on Bartosz Fabinski in a middleweight bout at a UFC event scheduled for April 17, reports.
Meerschaert will attempt to bounce back in April after losing to Khamzat Chimaev via KO (punch) at 0:17 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night in September. He'll take on Fabinski, who has lost two of his last three fights, most recently losing to Andre Muniz via submission (armbar) in September. Meerschaert has advantages in both height and reach.
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Blasted by Khamzat Chimaev
September 19, 2020
Meerschaert lost to Khamzat Chimaev via KO (punch) at 0:17 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Meerschaert has been a professional for nearly 17 years and has well over 40 professional fights under his belt, but he was no match for the UFC's newest star. Meerschaert was backing up moments after the opening bell rang, and one shot from Chimaev later, he was done. Meerschaert fights often and makes for extremely valuable roster depth given how many events the UFC holds these days, but he simply isn't able to compete with top-tier guys such as Chimaev. It's quite possible no fighter may be able to compete with him.
Draws top prospect
September 7, 2020
Meerschaert (illness) is expected to take on Khamzat Chimaev in a middleweight matchup at the UFC event scheduled for Sept. 19, Damon Martin of reports.
Meerschaert has been through the gauntlet since getting finished by Ian Heinisch in June, losing a proposed matchup against Ed Herman multiple times due to a positive COVID-19 test. He now appears healthy enough to make it through the UFC's protocol, but will be put to the test against an undefeated prospect who has already collected two stoppages in the UFC. Chimaev has excelled by getting opponents to the mat and maintaining a dominant position, and while Meerschaert has a poor 46 percent takedown defense, he's still more than capable of holding his own when the fight gets to the ground. That being said, the Chimaev hype will presumably lead to Meerschaert entering this proposed matchup as a betting underdog.
Forced out again
August 20, 2020
Meerschaert will no longer face Ed Herman at the event scheduled for Sept. 12 in Las Vegas, reports.
Coming off a TKO loss to Ian Heinisch in June, Meerschart has had a rough go of things lately. He was set to face Herman at an event scheduled for Aug. 1, but ultimately had to withdraw due to a positive COVID-19 test. The matchup was rescheduled for Sept. 12, but this time the reason for Meerschaert's withdrawal is uncertain. Herman will still move forward with that date, as he'll face John Allen instead.
Fight rescheduled
August 14, 2020
Meerschaert (illness) is in line to take on Ed Herman in a light heavyweight matchup at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Sept. 12, reports.
Meerschaert was forced to withdraw from his scheduled fight against Herman after testing positive for COVID-19 in August, but he's healthy now and will still get the chance to fight. Meerschaert will be moving up to light heavyweight for the matchup in what should be a relatively close matchup.
Tests positive for Covid-19, fight canceled
August 1, 2020
Meerschaert was forced to withdraw from his fight against Ed Herman at UFC APEX in Las Vegas after testing positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, Phil Murphy of ESPN reports.
In an unfortunate turn of events, Meerschaert reveals he tested positive for the Coronavirus the just hours before he was scheduled to fight Herman and was forced to withdraw from the bout. It is unclear if these two will have a chance to meet in the future but for now, Meerschaert will have to quarantine himself until he can produce at least one negative test. The card for Saturday night will go on as planned with nine fights instead of 10.