Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Chimaev vs Meerschaert?
Khamzat Chimaev beat Gerald Meerschaert by , during the main card of UFC Vegas 11, on Saturday 19th September 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Khamzat Chimaev.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Chimaev vs Meerschaert stats
Khamzat Chimaev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Gerald Meerschaert made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 23 by submission.
The stats suggested Chimaev had a massive power advantage over Meerschaert, boasting at 63% knock out percentage over Meerschaert's 19%.
Khamzat Chimaev was the younger man by 6 years, at 28 years old.
Chimaev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Meerschaert. Despite this, Meerschaert had 3-inch reach advantage.
Chimaev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 36 less fights, and made his debut in 2018, 11 year and 4 months later than Meerschaert, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 72 less professional rounds, 17 to Meerschaert's 89.
Meerschaert's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 10 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.