Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Khamzat Chimaev and Gerald Meerschaert faced each other in the middleweight bout at UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa, which took place on Saturday, September 26, 2020, inside the UFC Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. There were 13 fights on the card. You can view UFC 253 results and fight bonuses. UFC 253 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Khamzat Chimaev defeated Gerald Meerschaert in round 1 by KO/TKO. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters threw over 7 strikes combined in this fight, 7 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 0 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s go through each fighter’s stats below.

Khamzat Chimaev full fight stats

Khamzat Chimaev landed 67% of all his strikes. There were 3 of 5 significant strikes to the head, 1 of 1 body shots, and 0 of 0 leg kicks. Khamzat Chimaev attempted 0 takedowns and landed 0. Here are all the strikes Khamzat Chimaev threw and landed against Gerald Meerschaert.

Strikes Thrown
4 of 6 (67%)
Significant Strikes
4 of 6 (67%)
Head Strikes
3
Body Strikes
1
Leg Strikes
0
Takedowns
0 of 0

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Gerald Meerschaert did against Khamzat Chimaev.

Gerald Meerschaert full fight stats

Gerald Meerschaert was firing at a 0% accuracy, throwing 1 strikes and landing 0. There were 0 significant strikes, 0 of 1 landing to the head, 0 of 0 shots to the body and 0 of 0 leg kicks. Gerald Meerschaert went for 0 takedowns and landed 0.

Strikes Thrown
0 of 1 (0%)
Significant Strikes
0 of 1 (0%)
Head Strikes
0
Body Strikes
1
Leg Strikes
0
Takedowns
0 of 0

Khamzat Chimaev won by KO/TKO. The fight ended in round 1 at 0:17.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC 253
Date
September 26, 2020
Fight
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Winner
Khamzat Chimaev
Method
KO/TKO
Fight End
Round 1 at 0:17
Total Strikes Thrown
7
Significant Strikes Thrown
7
Total Takedowns Attempted
0

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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