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Who won Meerschaert vs Stoltzfus?
Gerald Meerschaert beat Dustin Stoltzfus by submission in the 3rd round, during the prelims of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 18th December 2021.
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 Stoltzfus stats
Gerald Meerschaert stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 14 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 25 by submission.
Dustin Stoltzfus made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Meerschaert had a slight advantage in power over Stoltzfus, with a 18% knock out percentage over Stoltzfus' 15%.
Gerald Meerschaert was the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Meerschaert had a height advantage of 1 inch over Stoltzfus. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Meerschaert was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 31 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 7 years and 9 months earlier than Stoltzfus, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 49 more professional rounds, 86 to Stoltzfus' 37.
Meerschaert vs Stoltzfus form
Gerald Meerschaert had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Makhmud Muradov at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Bartosz Fabi ski at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Trevin Giles at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by split decision in the 3rd round at Prudential Center, Newark.
Meerschaert's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.