Ed Herman vs Gerald Meerschaert Picks and Predictions 8-1-2020 UFC Fight Night 173 Odds
Ed Herman vs Gerald Meerschaert
UFC Fight Night 173
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Ed Herman will enter the Octagon against Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Fight Night 173 at UFC Apex on Saturday, August 1, 2020. The moneyline has Herman coming in at +145 while Meerschaert is priced at -165.
Ed "Short Fuse" Herman has a record of 26-14-0. The 39-year-old is weighing in at 205 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 77". Gerald "GM3" Meerschaert comes in at 6'1" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 31-13-0. The 32-year-old reaches 77". Regarding significant strikes, Ed Herman is landing 3.33 per min while Gerald Meerschaert lands 3.31 significant strikes per minute. Herman connects on 49% of the significant strikes he throws and Meerschaert connects on 42%. Regarding defense, "Short Fuse" absorbs 3.13 significant strikes per minute and "GM3" allows 3.58. Herman also deflects 44% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Meerschaert thwarts 51% of them.
Regarding wrestling, Ed Herman is the lesser skilled grappler as he is able to score a takedown 2.20 times per 3 rounds. Herman is getting his opponent to the mat on 48% of his attempts and defending 59% of the takedowns his opponents try. Meerschaert is getting his opponent to the mat on 43% of the takedowns he attempts and is stuffing 46% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Herman is less apt at going for the finish by attempting 1.2 finishes per 3 rds while Meerschaert tries 1.7 finishes per 15 min.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Ed Herman fought Khadis Ibragimov and wound up taking home the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Ibragimov landed 70 of 124 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Herman walked away from this fight having landed 121 of 183 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Ibragimov ended up landing 53 of 102, which means his percentage was 51%. He ended up landing 48 of 95 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Herman landed 57% of his significant strikes by sticking 81 of 140. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 49 of 103 to the head. 81% of the significant strikes connected on by Ibragimov and 44% of them connected on by Herman were thrown at a distance.
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In the last fight for Gerald Meerschaert, he went up against Ian Heinisch and ended up losing the fight via a punch to the head in round 1. Heinisch connected on 25% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Meerschaert landed 90% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Meerschaert connected on 30% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 3 of 10. He ended up connecting on 1 of 8 significant strikes to the head. Heinisch ended up landing 20 of 25 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 17 of 22 to the head. Regarding the strikes he fired off in this contest, Heinisch ended up connecting on 22 of 27 and Meerschaert connected on 3 of 10 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Joanne Calderwood faces off against Jennifer Maia. Calderwood will be looking to add a win to her record of 14-4-0. The 34-year-old weighs 125 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 65". Maia stands in at 5'4" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 17-6-1. The 31-year-old extends her reach 64". Regarding grappling, Joanne Calderwood takes her opponents to the mat 1.85 times per 3 rds and Jennifer Maia takes her opponents to the canvas 0.25 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Calderwood is connecting on 6.19 strikes/minute and connects on 47% out of all the strikes she attempts. Joining her in the Octagon is Jennifer Maia, who connects on 38% of the strikes she attempts and connects for an average of 4.05 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Edmen Shahbazyan is set to take on Derek Brunson. Brunson steps into the cage with a record of 20-7-0. The 36-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 77". Shahbazyan stands 6'2" and will fight at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 11-0-0. The 22-year-old extends his reach 74". In terms of wrestling, Derek Brunson curbs 100% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is finishing his takedown attempts on 29% of his tries. Shahbazyan is finishing his takedown tries on 40% of the tries he takes and is able to curb 75% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Concerning striking, Brunson takes 2.91 strikes/minute while he dishes out 3.39 per min. Shahbazyan, moreover, absorbs 2.16 strikes/minute and is dishing out 4.11 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ed Herman (+145)
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