Gerald Meerschaert
Meerschaert
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Mar 16 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
35-17-0
Sub 2
Sub 2
18-11-0

The tape

36
Age
34
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
77.6" / 197 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Tape record

SDKOSUBUDSUB
Form
UDSUBSUBKOSD
35
Wins
18
6
By KO
11
17
KO%
61
27
By SUB
2
77
SUB%
11
17
Loses
11
4
Stopped
2
8
Tapped
3
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2009
52
Bouts
29
93
Rounds
71
5 hours, 22 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 26 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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Tapology
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Gerald Meerschaert vs Bryan Barberena report

Who won Meerschaert vs Barberena?

Gerald Meerschaert beat Bryan Barberena by submission in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 16th March 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Gerald Meerschaert.

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).

Meerschaert vs Barberena stats

Gerald Meerschaert stepped into the octagon with a record of 35 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 27 by submission.

Bryan Barberena made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

Gerald Meerschaert's UFC record stood at 11-9-0, while Bryan Barberena's came in at 9-10-0.

The stats suggested Barberena had a massive power advantage over Meerschaert, boasting a 61% knock out percentage over Meerschaert's 17%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Meerschaert had a massive advantage over Barberena, boasting a 77% submission rate over Barberena's 11%.

Gerald Meerschaert was the older man by 2 years, at 36 years old.

Meerschaert had a height advantage of 1 inch over Barberena. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Meerschaert was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 2 years and 8 months earlier than Barberena, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, 95 to Barberena's 73.

Meerschaert vs Barberena form

Gerald Meerschaert had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Andre Petroski at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Joseph Pyfer at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami.

Going into that contest, he had won against Bruno Silva at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.

Before that, he had been defeated by Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beaten Dustin Stoltzfus at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by submission in the 3rd round.

Bryan Barberena had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. Tybura on 16th March 2024 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Makhmud Muradov at UFC Fight Night London – Aspinall vs. Tybura on 22nd July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Gunnar Nelson at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by submission in the 1st round at o2 Arena, London.

Before that, he had lost to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.

He had defeated Robbie Lawler at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Bryan Barberena had been fighting more than Gerald Meerschaert.

Going to this contest, Gerald Meerschaert had last fought 7 months and 30 days ago, while Bryan Barberena's last outing had been 1 month and 2 days ago.

Meerschaert's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 4 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Barberena's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Meerschaert vs Barberena?

Gerald Meerschaert was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Bryan Barberena made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.

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