Aug 24 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
Gerald Meerschaert
Meerschaert
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13-4-0

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36-17-0

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The tape

26
Age
36
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
77.6" / 197 cm

Full record

KO 1KO 3KO 2KO 2UD 3
Form
SUB 2SD 3KO 1SUB 3UD 3
13
Wins
36
11
By KO
6
85
KO%
17
1
By Sub
28
8
SUB%
78
4
Losses
17
3
Stopped
4
0
Tapped
8
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2007
17
Bouts
53
27
Rounds
95
1 hours, 29 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 31 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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Edmen Shahbazyan vs Gerald Meerschaert preview

When is Shahbazyan vs Meerschaert?

Edmen Shahbazyan is set to face the challenge of Gerald Meerschaert during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 24th August 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Shahbazyan vs Meerschaert stats

Edmen Shahbazyan steps into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Gerald Meerschaert will make his way to the cage with a record of 36 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 28 by submission.

Edmen Shahbazyan's UFC record currently stands at 6-4-0, while Gerald Meerschaert's comes in at 11-9-0.

The stats suggest Shahbazyan has a massive power advantage over Meerschaert, boasting a 85% knock out percentage over Meerschaert's 17%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Meerschaert will have a massive advantage over Shahbazyan, boasting a 78% submission rate over Shahbazyan's 8%.

Edmen Shahbazyan is the younger man by 10 years, at 26 years old.

Shahbazyan has a height advantage of 1 inch over Meerschaert. Despite this, Meerschaert has a 4-inch reach advantage.

Shahbazyan is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 36 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 10 years and 1 month later than Meerschaert, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 68 less professional rounds, 27 to Meerschaert's 95.

Shahbazyan vs Meerschaert form

Edmen Shahbazyan has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against AJ Dobson at UFC Fight Night: Ribas vs. Namajunas on 23rd March 2024 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Anthony Hernandez at UFC Fight Night – Pennington vs. Aldana 2 on 20th May 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been beaten by Nassourdine Imavov at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

He had been defeated by Jack Hermansson at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Gerald Meerschaert has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Bryan Barberena 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 lost to Andre Petroski at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he was victorious 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.

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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Gerald Meerschaert has been fighting more than Edmen Shahbazyan.

Edmen Shahbazyan last fought 3 months and 23 days ago, while Gerald Meerschaert's last outing was 4 months ago.

Shahbazyan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Meerschaert's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

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