Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert fight preview

UFC Fight Night 178: Covington vs. Woodley is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Khamzat “Borz” Chimaev will take on Gerald “GM3” Meerschaert in the Middleweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 178 card.

In this post, we will break down Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 29-year-old, Khamzat Chimaev is coming in with a 8-0-0 record. Chimaev will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Rhys McKee at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till in July.

Meerschaert, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO loss against Ian Heinisch on July 25, 2020 at UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer and holds a 31-13-0 record.

Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert
6′ 2″
6′ 1″
170 lbs.
185 lbs.

Khamzat Chimaev has an orthodox fighting stance with a 75″ reach. The 36-year-old, Gerald Meerschaert is an southpaw fighter with a 77″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Khamzat Chimaev:
→ Chimaev’s striking accuracy is 72%.
→ Chimaev lands 8.88 significant strikes per minute.
→ Chimaev’s takedown accuracy is 75%.
→ Chimaev’s takedown average is 4.81 per 15 minutes.
→ Chimaev’s takedown defense is 0%.

Chimaev comes in with 72% striking accuracy, typically landing about 8.88 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Meerschaert fires at 42% accuracy, landing about 3.31 significant strikes per minute. Khamzat Chimaev also has a 75% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 4.81 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Meerschaert’s 2.34 takedowns and 46% takedown accuracy.

Gerald Meerschaert:
→ Meerschaert’s striking accuracy is 42%.
→ Meerschaert lands 3.31 significant strikes per minute.
→ Meerschaert’s takedown accuracy is 43%.
→ Meerschaert’s takedown average is 2.34 per 15 minutes.
→ Meerschaert’s takedown defense is 46%.

Gerald spent on average 8:09 minutes in the Octagon and Khamzat has an average fight time of 4:41 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 178 is live in , who do you think will win, Khamzat or Gerald? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 178: Covington vs. Woodley
September 19, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert

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