Ian Heinisch vs Gerald Meerschaert Predictions, Picks, UFC 250 Odds
Ian Heinisch vs Gerald Meerschaert
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Ian Heinisch will battle Gerald Meerschaert at UFC 250 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 6, 2020. The opening line has Heinisch at -125 while Meerschaert is at +105.
Ian "The Hurricane" Heinisch will be looking to add a win to his record of 13-3-0. The 31-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter reaches 72". Gerald "GM3" Meerschaert stands in at 6'1" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 30-12-0. The 32-year-old reaches 77". In the category of significant strikes, Ian Heinisch is connecting on 3.38 per minute and Gerald Meerschaert is connecting on 3.32 significant strikes per min. Heinisch lands 50% of the significant strikes he tries and Meerschaert lands 43%. Regarding defending, "The Hurricane" takes 2.86 significant strikes per min while "GM3" absorbs 3.40. Heinisch also stops 59% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Meerschaert stops 52% of the strikes thrown his way.
In terms of grappling, Ian Heinisch is not as effective of a grappler as he gets a takedown 1.18 times per 3 rds. Heinisch is scoring a takedown on 19% of his tries and is stuffing 62% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Meerschaert is finishing his takedown tries on 43% of his takedown tries and defending 46% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Heinisch is not as skilled of a technician by going for 0.5 submissions per 15 minutes while Meerschaert attempts 1.7 submissions per 15 minutes.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Ian Heinisch squared up with Omari Akhmedov and wound up losing the fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Akhmedov landed 69 of 180 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Heinisch finished this fight landing 70 of 121 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Akhmedov landed 55 of 166, which gave him a rate of 33%. He ended up landing 41 of 139 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Heinisch landed 51% of his significant strikes by connecting on 53 of 103. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 26 of 62 aimed at the head. 87% of the significant strikes landed by Akhmedov and 86% of them landed by Heinisch were done at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Gerald Meerschaert, he squared up with Deron Winn and got a win for the night via rear naked choke in round 3. Winn connected on 88% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Meerschaert ended up landing 94% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Meerschaert landed 45% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 86 of 187. He ended up landing 66 of 166 significant strikes directed at the head. Winn ended up connecting on 53 of 111 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up connecting on 37 of 93 to the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go in that fight, Winn ended up connecting on 53 of 111 and Meerschaert was 86 of 188 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
One more match to look forward to is when Cody Stamann encounters Brian Kelleher. Stamann will be looking to add a win to his career record of 18-2-1. The 30-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and measures 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 64". Kelleher stands in at 5'6" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The switch fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 21-10-0. The 33-year-old has an arm span of 66". Regarding grappling, Cody Stamann gets a takedown 3.58 times per 3 rounds while Brian Kelleher takes his opponents to the mat 1.26 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Stamann is connecting on 4.25 strikes/minute and is connecting on 49% of the strikes that he throws. The other guy in this fight is Brian Kelleher, who connects on 43% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 4.65 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Maki Pitolo is set to battle Charles Byrd. Byrd has a mark of 10-6-0. The 36-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Pitolo stands in at 5'10" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 12-5-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 75". In the category of takedowns, Charles Byrd is stopping 57% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is finishing his takedown tries on 50% of the times he tries. Pitolo is taking his opponents to the mat on 5% of the attempts he tries and stops 25% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Byrd is absorbing 2.10 strikes per min while he is connecting on 3.86 strikes/minute. Pitolo, on the other hand, is absorbing 3.43 strikes per min and deals 5.42 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Gerald Meerschaert (+105)
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