Bruno Silva vs Gerald Meerschaert Pick, 8/13/2022 Predictions UFC San Diego Odds
Bruno Silva vs Gerald Meerschaert
UFC San Diego
Pechanga Arena in San Diego, CA
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Bruno Silva will take on Gerald Meerschaert at UFC San Diego on Saturday, August 13, 2022. The opener has Silva at -280 while Meerschaert is priced at +235.
Bruno "Blindado" Silva steps into the cage with a mark of 22-7-0. The 33-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and stands 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 74". Gerald "GM3" Meerschaert measures 6'1" and weighs 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a record of 34-15-0. The 34-year-old stretches 77". With respect to significant strikes, Bruno Silva is connecting on 4.94 per min while Gerald Meerschaert is connecting on 3.04 significant strikes per minute. Silva lands 51% of the significant strikes he attempts while Meerschaert connects on 44%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Blindado" allows 4.79 significant strikes per min and "GM3" absorbs 3.53. Silva also prevents 37% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Meerschaert is able to stop 51% of the shots thrown.
|UFC San Diego||Bruno Silva||Gerald Meerschaert|
|Average Fight Time||8:27||7:56|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.94||3.04|
In the wrestling category, Bruno Silva is not as effective of a grappler as he gets a takedown 0.89 times per 3 rds. Silva is scoring a takedown on 18% of the times he tries and defending 68% of all takedowns attempted on him. Meerschaert is taking his opponents to the canvas on 40% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 29% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. In terms of subbing the opposition, Silva is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by going for 0.4 finishes per 15 minutes while Meerschaert tries 1.8 finishes per 15 min.
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In his last bout, Bruno Silva faced Alex Pereira and was on the losing end of this fight by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Pereira landed 165 of 239 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Silva walked away from this fight having landed 72 of 160 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Pereira landed 108 of 179, which gave him a rate of 60%. He ended up landing 60 of 120 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Silva ended up landing 40% of his significant strikes by sticking 59 of 147. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 39 of 119 pointed at the head. 79% of the significant strikes connected on by Pereira and 88% of them connected on by Silva were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Gerald Meerschaert, he went up against Krzysztof Jotko and ended up taking the loss via unanimous decision in round 3. Jotko landed 80% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Meerschaert connected on 75% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Meerschaert connected on 40% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 37 of 91. He ended up connecting on 17 of 70 significant strikes to the head. Jotko connected on 65 of 124 significant strikes in that battle. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 51 of 102 to the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that fight, Jotko ended up landing 129 of 195 while Meerschaert was 46 of 101 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Martin Buday squares up against Lukasz Brzeski. Buday walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 10-1-0. The 30-year-old will fight at 265 lbs and stands 6'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Brzeski stands in at 6'4" and will fight at 236 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 8-1-1 (1 NC). The 30-year-old reaches 78". When it comes to grappling, Martin Buday takes his opponents down 0.50 times per 15 min while Lukasz Brzeski takes his opponents down 2.17 times per 3 rds. When talking about striking, Buday connects for an average of 4.77 strikes per minute and connects on 72% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Lukasz Brzeski, who tags the opposition on 53% of the strikes he has thrown and lands 5.78 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Charlie Ontiveros is set to fight Gabriel Benitez. Benitez holds a career mark of 22-11-0. The 34-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter stretches 71". Ontiveros measures in at 6'2" and will fight at 155 lbs. The switch fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 11-8-0. The 31-year-old stretches 78". Regarding takedowns, Gabriel Benitez is able to thwart 58% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents to the mat on 50% of his tries. Ontiveros is taking his opponents down on 15% of the tries he takes and is able to thwart 25% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Benitez absorbs 3.98 strikes per min and he deals 4.60 strikes/min. Ontiveros, on the other hand, takes 4.60 strikes per minute and is dealing 0.70 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Gerald Meerschaert (+235)
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