UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz is set to get going this weekend from Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California on Saturday, August 13 There is a six-bout main card with the main event between top-10 bantamweights Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz. Also notable on the main card is a middleweight bout between Bruno Silva and Gerald Meerschaert.
Silva (22-7, 19 KOs) is coming off a decision loss to top middleweight title contender Alex Pereira in March. The loss snapped a seven-fight win streak and probably knocked Silva back a few steps from a title shot, but Pereira is considered the second-best guy in a division, so it’s not a total wash. Meerschaert (34-15, 26 subs) is also coming off a decision loss that snapped a three-fight win streak.
How to watch Bruno Silva vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Date: Saturday, August 13
Fight time: Main card starts at 7 p.m. ET
Live stream: ESPN+
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds/Predictions
Splits: 69% of handle, 94% of bets on Silva
Meerschaert is a submission master that has elite-level ju-jitsu skills on the ground. But he can get slept early in fights and Silva’s strikes feel like boulders to the face, I think he ends this one inside of three minutes, not letting Meerschaert get his submission game going.
THERE IT IS, FOLKS!!!!— UFC (@ufc) December 12, 2021
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