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UFC Fight Night 178: Chimaev vs Meerschaert 09/19/2020 Spread, Fight Analysis and Forecast

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UFC Fight Night 178 Chimaev vs Meerschaert 09-19-2020 Spread Fight Analysis and Forecast

UFC Fight Night 178: Chimaev vs Meerschaert 09/19/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make another mark this month with a very exciting fight card in UFC Fight Night 178. This event will be happening on Saturday, September 19 at the closed doors of the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada. No audience will be allowed to watch live but fight fans can catch the action on Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The biggest draw for this night will be two former welterweight actions stepping inside the same cage with Tyron Woodley going up against Colby Covington. A middleweight matchup between Khamzat Chimaev and Gerald Meerschaert joins them in the main card. UFC Live Betting sees that Khamzat Chimaev is the heavy favorite to take the victory over Gerald Meerschaert.

UFC Fight Night 178: Chimaev vs Meerschaert 09/19/2020

When:Saturday, September 19, 8:00 PM ET
Where:UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 178: Chimaev vs Meerschaert 09/19/2020 Odds

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Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev is at his prime as a 26-year-old fighter that came all the way from Stockholm, Sweden. He is known inside the cage as “Borz” and this natural welterweight represents the Allstars Training Center fight stable. Chimaev is an undefeated fighter that holds an undefeated 8-0 record with five wins through TKOs and three were submissions. He has started his UFC Journey just this July 2020 and won both of his fights in the organization. His last two matches in the UFC all happened on a two-week span. The first was against John Phillips on July 15 at UFC of ESPN 13 and the next one was on July 25 at UFC on ESPN 14. Both were wins with one with a way of knockout and the other with a rare Brabo Choke.

Gerald Meerschaert

Gerald Meerschaert is a 32-year-old fighter and his hometown is located at Racine, Wisconsin. He stands at six-foot-one and carries the ring name of GM3. He is a natural at middleweight and polishes his skills Roufusport. Meeschaert carries a professional MMA record of 31-13 with an impressive 23 wins through submissions and he also has 6 victories by way of submission. He has made his UFC debut back in December 2016 and has 11 fights in the organization and won six of them. His last match happened in June 2020 in UFC 250 where he went up against Ian Heinisch. The match didn’t last long as Meerschaert was taken down in the first round at the 1:14 with a barrage of punches.

Chimaev vs Meerschaert Betting Numbers

Last FightWinLoss
Weight (lbs)170 lbs185 lbs
Reach (inches)75″77″
Win by KO/TKO63%19%
Win by Submission38%74%
Strikes landed per minute8.883.31
Striking accuracy72%42%
Striking absorbed per minute0.113.58
Striking defense50%51%
Takedown average4.812.34
Takedown accuracy75%43%
Takedown defense0%46%
Submission average3.201.70

Chimaev vs Meerschaert Betting Picks

Khamzat Chimaev’s UFC career is about to fly and Gerald Meerschaert is in his way. This will be his greatest challenge so far in his career but he is expected by Top Online Sportsbook to prevail and make his third UFC victory in just less than two months.