Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Meerschaert vs Muradov?
Gerald Meerschaert beat Makhmud Muradov by submission in the 2nd round, during the main card of UFC Vegas 35, on Saturday 28th August 2021 at UFC APEX in Enterprise.
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 Muradov stats
Gerald Meerschaert stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 14 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 23 by submission.
Makhmud Muradov made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Muradov had a massive power advantage over Meerschaert, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Meerschaert's 19%.
Gerald Meerschaert was the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Muradov had a height advantage of 1 inch over Meerschaert. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Meerschaert was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 5 years and 3 months earlier than Muradov, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, 86 to Muradov's 64.
Meerschaert vs Muradov form
Meerschaert had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Bartosz Fabi ski at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Khamzat Chimaev at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Eryk Anders at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa.
Before that, he had won against Trevin Giles at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by split decision in the 3rd round at Prudential Center, Newark.
He had beat Eric Spicely at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale on 1st December 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Park Theatre, Las Vegas.
Meerschaert's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.