Gerald Meerschaert
Meerschaert
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Apr 08 2023
Saturday

Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
35-15-0
KO 1
KO 1
10-2-0

The tape

36
Age
27
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
77.6" / 197 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

SUBUDSUBSUBSUB
Form
KOKOKOKOKO
35
Wins
10
6
By KO
7
17
KO%
70
27
By SUB
2
77
SUB%
20
15
Loses
2
3
Stopped
1
8
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2018
50
Bouts
12
89
Rounds
19
5 hours, 3 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 8 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Gerald Meerschaert vs Joseph Pyfer report

Who won Meerschaert vs Pyfer?

Joseph Pyfer beat Gerald Meerschaert by knockout in the 1st round during the prelims of UFC 287, on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Miami-Dade Arena in Miami.

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 Pyfer stats

Gerald Meerschaert stepped into the octagon with a record of 35 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 27 by submission.

Joseph Pyfer made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

Gerald Meerschaert's UFC record stood at 11-9-0, while Joseph Pyfer's came in at 3-1-0.

The stats suggested Pyfer had a massive power advantage over Meerschaert, boasting a 70% knock out percentage over Meerschaert's 17%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Meerschaert had a massive advantage over Pyfer, boasting a 77% submission rate over Pyfer's 20%.

Gerald Meerschaert was the older man by 9 years, at 36 years old.

Pyfer had a height advantage of 1 inch over Meerschaert. Despite this, he had a 3-inch reach advantage.

Meerschaert was 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 had fought 68 more professional rounds, 95 to Pyfer's 27.

Meerschaert vs Pyfer form

Gerald Meerschaert had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to 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 beaten Dustin Stoltzfus at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by submission in the 3rd round.

Before that, he had defeated Makhmud Muradov at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise, United States.

He was victorious against Bartosz Fabi ski at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

Meerschaert's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

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

What were the odds on Meerschaert vs Pyfer?

Gerald Meerschaert was a 8/5 (+160) underdog going into the contest, while Joseph Pyfer made his way into the ring at 51/100 (-200) with oddsmakers.

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