Ian Heinisch vs. Gerald Meesrchaert - 6/6/20 UFC 250 Pick and Prediction
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Gerald Meesrchaert vs. Ian Heinisch
Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10:30 PM
The Line: Ian Heinisch -130 / Gerald Meesrchaert +100 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Ian Heinisch and Gerald Meerschaert face off in a middleweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. There will be no fans in attendance for this fight.Heinish is currently ranked 13th in the division while Meerschaert is unranked, but that would probably change with a win in this fight.
Ian “The Hurricane” Heinisch comes into this fight with a 13-3 record but he comes into this one having lost two fights in a row. After winning his first two fights in the UFC he has struggled each of the last two fights. In Heinisch’s last fight against Omari Akhmedov in December of 2019, he made it all the way to the decision, but he couldn’t get the job done.
The Hurricane is averaging 3.38 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.86 significant strikes per minute. Heinisch is averaging 1.18 takedowns per 15 minutes, and also tries 0.5 submissions during the same time. Heinisch has switched up his coaches for this fight so the hope is that can be enough to turn it around in this one.
Gerald “GM3” Meerschaert is a veteran of the UFC and coming into this fight he has a 30-12 record overall. Coming into this fight, Meerschaert has won two of his last three fights including a win over Deron Winn in March of 2020.Meeschaert dominated the entire fight and in the third round he won the game with a rear naked chokehold.
Meerschaert is averaging 3.32 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.40 significant strikes per minute. He is a decent striker, but he wants to get the fight to the ground. He is averaging 2.37 takedowns per 15 minutes, and 1.7 submission attempts during the same time period.
Meerschaert has looked like he is reviving his career, and he should continue his strong run in this one. Look for Meerschaert to make life tough on Heinisch and although it might be a bit ulgy, he is going to do enough to get it done. Look for this one to go to a decision with Meerschaert coming away with the victory.