UFC Fight Night: Silva vs Meerschaert Picks & Predictions

Bruno Silva vs Gerald Meerschaert - UFC - MMA
Gerald Meerschaert in action against Kevin Holland during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC Fight Night, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. Holland won via decision. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Bruno Silva vs. Gerald Meerschaert is the bout in the middleweight (185 lbs.) bout on the UFC which features Marlon Vera vs Dominick Cruz as the main event this Saturday, August 13, in San Diego.

The Brazilian fighter has less experience than the American due to the number of fights they both have in their professional careers. The physique both have is quite similar, although the American is two centimeters taller. Silva is 33 and Meerschaert is 34, so we won’t see much disparity.

The fight in the octagon promises to be a spectacle, mainly because both mixed martial arts specialists are coming off losses in their last performances. Silva lost to Alex Pereira by unanimous decision on March 12, while Meerchaert lost to Krzysztof Jotko, also by unanimous decision.

Betting Preview for UFC Fight Night Featuring Bruno Silva vs Gerald Meerschaert on August 13, 2022

  • Where: Pechanga Arena, San Diego, California
  • When: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 7 PM ET
  • Odds: Bruno Silva (-300) vs Gerald Meerschaert (+235)

Bruno Silva

Odds: -300
Record: 22-7-0
Age: 33
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 83 kg
Reach: 1.88 m

Bruno Silva has participated in 29 UFC fights and has won 22 and lost 7. Of his total wins, 19 were by KO, while five of his total losses were by submission. He appeared for the first time in an octagon on June 4, 2010, against Junior Eladio and emerged victorious thanks to a KO.

He struggled for two years to be able to form a positive streak, and from September 2012 to May 2016 recorded 10 consecutive wins. Until before the loss to Pereira, Silva had tied seven straight wins between 2017 and 2021.

Gerald Meerschaert

Odds: +235
Record: 34-15-0
Age: 34
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 83 kg
Reach: 1.97 m

For Gerald Meerschaert this will be his 50th professional fight. His first fight was on January 12, 2007, against Fernando Gómez, and he won by submission. He has had ups and downs in his 15-year career, but his record is impressive.

Of the 49 fights he has fought, he has won 34 and lost 15. Six wins and three losses were by KO, while 26 wins and eight losses were by submission, meaning he won 76.47% of his fights by submission. His recent loss to Krzysztof Jotko snapped a streak of three straight wins by submission, but he will be looking to bounce back in this bout.

JefeBet Prediction

Bruno Silva vs Gerald Meerschaert looks to be an attractive fight, and we think it will be the Brazilian who will get the win by KO.

Pick: Bruno Silva by KO.


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