Dustin Stoltzfus vs Gerald Meerschaert Pick, 12/18/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 45 Odds
Dustin Stoltzfus vs Gerald Meerschaert
UFC Vegas 45
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Dustin Stoltzfus will take on Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 45 on Saturday, December 18, 2021. The moneyline has Stoltzfus coming in at +200 while Meerschaert is at +120.
Dustin Stoltzfus steps into the cage with a mark of 13-3-0. The 30-year-old weighs 185 lbs and stands in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Gerald "GM3" Meerschaert stands 6'1" and weighs 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to his total of 33-14-0. The 33-year-old has an arm span of 77". When talking about significant strikes, Dustin Stoltzfus lands 3.68 per minute while Gerald Meerschaert is connecting on 3.41 significant strikes per minute. Stoltzfus lands 41% of the significant strikes he attempts while Meerschaert is landing 44%. Concerning their defense in the cage, Stoltzfus absorbs 4.00 significant strikes per minute and "GM3" absorbs 3.75. Stoltzfus also defends 46% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Meerschaert is able to thwart 52% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 45||Dustin Stoltzfus||Gerald Meerschaert|
|Average Fight Time||10:25||7:04|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.68||3.41|
Concerning grappling, Dustin Stoltzfus is the lesser skilled wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.48 times per 15 min. Stoltzfus is getting his opponent to the mat on 9% of the times he tries and is stuffing 50% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Meerschaert is finishing his takedown tries on 40% of the takedowns he attempts and stuffing 43% of the attempts against him. In terms of subbing opponents, Stoltzfus is the lesser skilled fighter by trying 0.5 finishes per 15 min while Meerschaert attempts 1.8 finishes per 3 rounds.
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In his previous bout, Dustin Stoltzfus fought Rodolfo Vieira and walked away with a loss via rear naked choke in round 3. Vieira landed 52 of 93 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Stoltzfus walked away from this fight having landed 83 of 209 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Vieira ended up landing 49 of 88, which gave him a rate of 55%. He finished the fight landing 42 of 81 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Stoltzfus ended up landing 34% of his significant strikes by landing 67 of 192. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 53 of 170 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Vieira and 95% of them connected on by Stoltzfus were thrown at distance.
In the last bout for Gerald Meerschaert, he battled Makhmud Muradov and ended up getting the win via rear naked choke in round 2. Muradov connected on 90% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Meerschaert ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Meerschaert landed 57% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 32 of 56. He landed 23 of 45 significant strikes directed at the head. Muradov landed 40 of 99 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up landing 27 of 81 aimed at the head. When discussing the strikes he fired off in this contest, Muradov ended up connecting on 41 of 100 and Meerschaert was 39 of 65 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Justin Tafa squares up in the Octagon against Harry Hunsucker. Tafa comes into this bout with a record of 4-3-0. The 27-year-old will fight at 264 lbs and comes in at 6'0". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 74". Hunsucker measures in at 6'2" and weighs in at 241 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 7-4-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 75". In terms of takedowns, Justin Tafa gets a takedown 0.30 times per 3 rds and Harry Hunsucker takes his opponents down 0.60 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Tafa connects for an average of 5.15 strikes per minute and landing 55% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side we have Harry Hunsucker, who tags his opponent on 51% of the strikes he has tried and connects for an average of 4.33 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Andre Ewell is set to face off against Charles Jourdain. Jourdain will be looking to add a win to his record of 11-4-1. The 26-year-old records a weight of 145 lbs and stands 5'9". The switch fighter stretches 69". Ewell measures in at 5'8" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a mark of 17-8-0. The 33-year-old has an arm span of 75". When it comes to takedowns, Charles Jourdain is preventing 50% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is taking his opponents to the mat on 10% of his attempts. Ewell is finishing his takedowns on 66% of the attempts he tries and prevents 70% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Jourdain takes 4.72 strikes/min and he is dishing out 5.07 strikes/minute. Ewell, on the other side, is taking 4.30 strikes/min and is dishing out 4.35 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Gerald Meerschaert (+120)
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