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Gerald Meerschaert vs Joseph Pyfer preview
When is Meerschaert vs Pyfer?
Gerald Meerschaert is set to face Joseph Pyfer during the prelims of UFC 287, on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Miami-Dade Arena in Miami.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Meerschaert vs Pyfer stats
Gerald Meerschaert steps into the octagon with a record of 35 wins, 15 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 27 by submission.
Joseph Pyfer will make his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Pyfer has a massive power advantage over Meerschaert, boosting at 70% knock out percentage over Meerschaert's 17%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Meerschaert will have a massive advantage over Pyfer, boasting at 77% submission rate over Pyfer's 20%.
Gerald Meerschaert is the older man by 9 years, at 35 years old.
Pyfer has a height advantage of 1 inch over Meerschaert. Despite this, he has 3-inch reach advantage.
Meerschaert is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 38 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 11 years and 4 months earlier than Pyfer, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 70 more professional rounds, 89 to Pyfer's 19.
Meerschaert vs Pyfer form
Gerald Meerschaert has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Bruno Silva at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by in the 3rd round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Dustin Stoltzfus at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round.
Before that, he had beat Makhmud Muradov at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise, United States.
He had won against Bartosz Fabi ski at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Meerschaert's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Meerschaert vs Pyfer?
Joseph Pyfer is currently 12/25 (-210) to win the contest outright, while you can get 13/8 (+160) on Gerald Meerschaert if you fancy the small upset.
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Meerschaert vs Pyfer tickets
UFC 287 Tickets
Miami-Dade Arena, Miami
Show open: TBA
Main card starts: TBA
Where can I get Tickets for Meerschaert vs Pyfer?
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