MMA Preview – Khamzat Chimaev vs Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11

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KHAMZAT CHIMAEV VS GERALD MEERSCHAERT FACTS

When is UFC Vegas 11? Saturday 19th September, 2020 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 11? APEX Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

What channel is UFC Vegas 11? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 11? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!

KHAMZAT CHIMAEV VS GERALD MEERSCHAERT FORM GUIDE

Sourced via Ewan Lavender's UFC Form Guide

KHAMZAT CHIMAEV VS GERALD MEERSCHAERT LOWDOWN

The new rising star in the UFC, Khamzat Chimaev is hell bent on steam rolling through the welterweight and middleweight division. After extending his perfect record to 8-0 by mauling middleweight John Phillips and Rhys McKee at welterweight, Chimaev sits as the fourth most in form middleweight and the sixth most in form welterweight. Once he gets more UFC wins under his belt that score will only soar higher.

In completely contrasting form, Gerald Meerschaert is hovering near the bottom of the middleweight form table after losing five of his last 10. He has really struggled for some consistency with great wins over the likes of Trevin Giles and Deron Winn but failing short to Eryk Anders and Ian Heinisch who finished him in his last fight.

KHAMZAT CHIMAEV VS GERALD MEERSCHAERT PREDICTION

The disrespect of booking Demian Maia already for Chimaev’s next fight will only motivate Meerschaert. He is a huge step-up from John Phillips and Rhys McKee in terms of experience, grappling and he is also a genuine middleweight with 23 submission wins in the book.

However, the hype is real for Chimaev at middleweight or welterweight and although this match-up is a lot closer on paper to his previous opponents, we can only expect him to be an even better fighter come Saturday. Meerschaert is expected to put up a better fight and his submission threat will be there but his tendency to submit top position and end up on his back could not be better suited to the Swede.

Winner: Chimaev via Decision

Value Bet: Meerschaert via Submission

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