Trevin Giles vs. Gerald Meerschaert almost went the distance in a lackluster fight at UFC Newark.
The two fighters met in a middleweight bout at the UFC Newark event on Saturday afternoon (August 3rd) from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on ESPN. Throughout the course of all three rounds, Meerschaert found success with his takedowns.
Meerschaert grappled through most of the fight. In the third round, Meerschaert Meerschaert locks in a D’arce choke and puts Giles to sleep.
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After winning 11 straight fights, Giles dropped a submission loss via guillotine choke to Zak Cummmings this past May.
Meerschaert was looking to get back on the winning track after suffering two straight losses. He dropped a submission loss in December 2018 to Jack Hermansson then a split decision to Kevin Holland this past March.
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