Trevin Giles vs Gerald Meerschaert UFC Picks & Predictions - 8/3/2019
Trevin Giles vs Gerald Meerschaert
UFC on ESPN 5
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Trevin "The Problem" Giles (11-1-0) is slated to take on Gerald "GM3" Meerschaert (28-11-0) at UFC on ESPN 5 in Prudential Center on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The opening line has Giles priced at -135 while Meerschaert comes in at +105.
Trevin "The Problem" Giles steps into the cage with 11 wins and 1 loss. The Houston, TX standout is 26 years old, steps on the scale at 185 lbs and stands 6'0" inches tall. He has a 74.0" reach and fights in the middleweight division. Giles has a total of 2 fights in the UFC. The last time he stepped in the cage, Giles was defeated in round 3 against Zak Cummings by submission. In the middleweight division, he is 42nd in strikes with 131 and is 372nd out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Trevin Giles is ranked 18th among fighters in the UFC and 4th in the middleweight division landing 70.4% of the strikes he throws. He also has a total of 5 takedowns which ranks 260th among fighters in the UFC and 32nd in the middleweight division. Giles completes 100.0% of his takedown attempts which ranks 18th among fighters in the UFC and 2nd of all athletes in the division. He is ranked 40th of all athletes in the division and 345th among fighters in the UFC for significant strikes with 111. Of those significant strikes, 96 of them were aimed at the head while 12 of them were directed at the body which ranks 38th and 42nd respectively of all athletes in the division.
At UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega, he came away with the victory via KO/TKO in round 3 when he fought Antonio Braga Neto. Before that, Giles came away with the victory in round 2 when he fought James Bochnovic at UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker by KO/TKO.
Walking into the cage for this matchup, Gerald "GM3" Meerschaert has a total of 28 wins and 11 losses. The 31-year-old hailing from Milwaukee, WI measures 6'1" inches tall and weighs 185 lbs. The Roufusport fighter competes in the middleweight division and has a 77.5" reach. He has compiled a total of 6 fights in the UFC. Gerald Meerschaert took a loss by unanimous decision when he squared up with Kevin Holland in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night - Philadelphia 2019. In discussing strikes, Meerschaert is 325th out of all fighters in the UFC and 37th out of all the fighters in the division with 182.
In discussing strike accuracy, he is while landing 54.7% of the strikes he's attempted which ranks 30th in the middleweight division and 204th among UFC fighters. In addition, Meerschaert currently sits at 29th in the middleweight division and 227th among UFC fighters with a total of 6 takedowns. Being ranked at 34th out of all the fighters in the division and 260th among UFC fighters, Meerschaert finishes 37.5% of his takedown tries. With 120 significant strikes, he currently sits at 332nd among UFC fighters and 38th out of all the fighters in the division. Meerschaert currently sits at 39th out of all the fighters in the division for significant strikes aimed at the body with 16 and 36th for significant strikes directed at the head with 101. At UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Iaquinta, he took a loss via submission in round 1 when he squared up with Jack Hermansson. Before that, Meerschaert came away with the victory in the 2nd round when he squared up with Oskar Piechota at UFC - TUF 27 Finale by submission.
In this matchup with Trevin Giles and Gerald Meerschaert, you will want to know how these two fighters stack up to one another. Trevin Giles is consistently landing more punches, landing 70.4% of his strikes which means Gerald Meerschaert will look to be careful going toe-to-toe. Concerning their physical qualities, we should start by looking at Trevin Giles who is 6'0" and the fighter on the other side of the cage 6'1". Concerning reach, Giles extends 74.0" while Meerschaert measures out at 77.5" meaning Giles is going to want to cut the distance so Gerald Meerschaert won't be able to use the reach to his advantage. Giles is the younger of the two fighters at 26 years old while Meerschaert is the older fighter in this matchup at 31 years old. When discussing Octagon experience, Giles has 2 fights which means that he is the less experienced fighter in the Octagon while Meerschaert has compiled a total of 6 fights in the Octagon. Concerning overall experience in mixed martial arts, Giles has 11 wins and 1 defeat while Gerald Meerschaert is the owner of an overall fight record of 28 wins and 11 defeats.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Trevin Giles (-135)
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