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UFC Fight Night 173: Herman vs Meerschaert 08/01/2020 Forecast, Tips and Results

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UFC Fight Night 173 Herman vs Meerschaert 08-01-2020 Forecast Tips and Results

UFC Fight Night 173: Herman vs Meerschaert 08/01/2020 –The Ultimate Fighting Championship made their return to the USA and will have UFC Fight Night 173 in its own facility at the UFC Apex this August 1, Saturday. The venue is located in Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA and the event will be in closed-doors. Fans can watch through UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View subscriptions. This event will have middleweights Derek Brunson taking on Edmen Shabazyan as their biggest draw. The undercard will feature some interesting matches and one of them is a hard-hitting light heavyweight battle between Ed Herman and Gerald Meerschaert. It is seen by UFC Fight Odds that Gerald Meerschaert is coming to this matchup as the safer bet as compared to Ed Herman.

UFC Fight Night 173: Herman vs Meerschaert 08/01/2020

When: Saturday, August 1, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 173: Herman vs Meerschaert 08/01/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Ed Herman +155 Gerald Meerschaert -190

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Ed Herman

Ed Herman is known as the “Short Fuse” inside the MMA cage and he is a 39-year-old fighter that resides at Portland, Oregon. Standing at six-foot-two, this light heavyweight polishes his skills at the famous Gracie Barra chapter in Portland. Herman owns a 25-14 professional record and he owned 13 wins by submitting his opponent while seven are a way of knockout. Herman has been fighting in the UFC since July 2013 and lost five of his first eight bouts. Heading to this match, he looks to gain momentum after winning his last two fights. His last match happened in November 2019 where he won via unanimous decision against Khadis Ibragimov during UFC Fight Night 163.

Gerald Meerschaert

Gerald Meerschaert or “GM3” inside the MMA cage, is a 32-year-old fighter that came all the way from Racine, Wisconsin. Standing at six-foot-one, this middleweight moves up to light heavyweight and trains his skills at Roufusport. Meerschaert now has a 31-13 professional record with 23 staggering wins earned by submissions. He started his journey in the UFC in December 2016 and won four of his first five fights. Lately, he has been struggling to find his groove and lost four of his last six leading to this bout. Meerschaert had his last match just this June 2020 and he lost to Ian Heinisch by getting knocked out in the first round.

Herman vs Meerschaert Betting Numbers

Record 26-14-0 (1 NC) 31-13-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country United States United States
Height 6′ 1″ 6′ 1″
Weight (lbs) 205 185
Reach (inches) 77 77
Win by KO/TKO 28% 19%
Win by Submission 52% 74%
Decisions 20% 6%
Strikes landed per minute 3.33 3.31
Striking accuracy 49% 42%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.13 3.58
Striking defense 44% 51%
Takedown average 2.2 2.34
Takedown accuracy 48% 43%
Takedown defense 59% 46%
Submission average 1.2 1.7

Herman vs Meerschaert Betting Picks

This is a match that is expected to be decided in the ground with both fighters prefer to submit their opponents. Youth is seen prevailing as Meerschaert is picked by Online Sports Betting to win over Herman.