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UFC 292 Betting Preview: Gerald Meerschaert vs. Andre Petroski
August 19, 2023
UFC 292 offers a diverse selection of thrilling matchups and numerous chances for passionate bettors. Among them, the early preliminary card concludes with an intense middleweight showdown featuring Gerald Meerschaert against Andre Petroski.
Location: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Main Card: 10:00 PM EDT (PPV)
Prelims: 8:00 PM EDT (ESPN and ESPN+)
Early Prelims: 6:30 EDT (ESPN+)
Gerald Meerschaert Betting Preview
Meerschaert has lost his last two out of three fights and is needing to find some consistency. His most recent battle was a first round TKO defeat against Joseph Pyfer back in April of this year.
His fighting resume shows that he has 35 wins that consists of six knockouts, 27 submissions, and two decisions. 15 of his 35 wins have resulted in a first round finish and eight out of his 16 losses have come by submission.
“GM3” has a striking accuracy of 44 percent and a takedown accuracy of 38 percent. He lands 3.11 significant strikes a minute while taking on 3.47. This ratio is slightly negative, but he has an opportunity to change this here.
His defense against significant strikes is at 53 percent and a takedown defense at 29 percent. He also averages 2.12 takedowns and 1.69 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.
Andre Petroski Betting Preview
Petroski is currently on a four-fight winning streak and has an opportunity to extend it against a UFC veteran. His most recent victory was a unanimous decision against Wellington Turman back in November of last year.
His fighting resume shows that he has nine wins that consist of four knockouts, four submissions, and one decision. Four of his nine wins have resulted in a first round finish and his only loss has come by knockout.
He has a striking accuracy of 56 percent but a takedown accuracy of 57 percent. He lands 3.64 significant strikes a minute while taking on 2.28. This ratio shows a little bit of breathing room for error.
His defense against significant strikes is at 53 percent and a takedown defense at 75 percent. He also averages 5.43 takedowns and 3.39 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.
Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
The following moneyline from MyBookie is showing that Andre Petroski is a moderate favorite to win this showdown. Both fighters have experience on the ground, making this a potentially closer fight.
Gerald Meerschaert: +195
Andre Petroski: -238
*odds are subject to changes
Meerschaert has an excellent fighting record on the ground, but Petroski is a rising fighter with good talent. This fight could arguably go either way, but Petroski has better striking and could earn enough points for the decision victory.
Final Pick: Take Andre Petroski to Win at -238
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