A middleweight bout in the early prelims is headed your way on June 6th. This event in the UFC 250, will be featuring a showdown between Ian Heinisch and Gerald Meerschaert.
Ian Heinisch (13-3-0)
Heinisch is currently ranked 13th in the middleweight division. His resume shows 4 wins by knockout, 7 by decision, and 2 by decision.
“The Hurricane” has a striking accuracy of 50 percent and a grappling accuracy of 19 percent. He lands 3.42 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 3.03. Solid ratio here, just enough to hit more than he takes on.
He has his significant strike defense and his takedown defense both nearing at 60 percent. He also averages 1.25 takedowns and 0.50 submissions every 15 minutes.
Gerald Meerschaert (30-12-0)
Meerschaert has had a long career fighting. He has 21 wins by submission, 6 by knockout, and 3 by decision.
“GM3” has a striking accuracy of 47 percent and a grappling accuracy of 43 percent. He lands 2.22 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 3. Not the greatest ratio here, but it could be a little better.
His takedown defense and significant strike defense are both nearing 50 percent. He also averages 3.18 takedowns and 2.20 submissions every 15 minutes.
Odds For This Event
Market seems to be fairly consistent across the board. BetDSI has the odds placed for this one currently at:
*these odds are subject to changes
Potential Winning Pick
Both of these guys are looking to continue adding wins to their resumes. They both present some really good cases to take away a victory here. Are the odds justified?
This one looks like it could be a toss up. Heinisch has been great so far, and I would like to have bet on him. But, he has a weakness in his takedown defense and he is going up against a very good Meerschaert with his ground game.
Meerschaert needs to keep a watch on his significant strikes that he takes on. He poses a weakness there if Heinisch is able to deliver one hit after another and he cannot counter.
Overall, I like Meerschaert for the victory even though I would have picked Heinisch on a different day. His aggressive takedowns and submissions should be able to wear down Heinisch.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Meerschaert wins via submission
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