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Trevin Giles (11-1-0) is one of the biggest Middleweight prospects. He was on the eleven fight win streak before he got caught with the overhand right in the last minute of the fight against Zak Cummings. A well-rounded “Problem” will be looking to put his loss behind with the win over a talented submission specialist, Gerald Meerschaert (28-11-0). Meerschaert is one of the most decorated grapplers in the entire organization but his career took a dive with the back to back losses against Kevin Holland and Jack Hermansson. He desperately needs a win if he wants to stay relevant inside the division.
Check out our live play-by-play coverage below:
Rd 1- Meerschaert opens the fight with the leg kick and a couple of punches over the top. Giles resets and connects with the big left hook! Giles felt that one! Meerschaert lands a knee to the body but Giles immediately grabs the leg and scores a takedown. He is in the half guard position. Meerschaert scrambles and finishes on top! He is looking for the arm triangle! Giles survives but fails to find his way up. Meerschaert stays heavy on top. He takes the mount and starts putting a lot of effort to get the choke. Giles scrambles and reverses! Great move by Giles! He is displaying strong top control and looking for the anaconda choke.
Rd 2 – Both fighters exchange in the center! Giles loads on the left hand and finds himself in the clinch. Meerschaert drops his levels for a takedown but finishes on the bottom. Giles starts opening with the ground and pound. This is a pure grappling battle. Both fighters are scrambling and Giles ends up in the mount position! However, Meerschaert reverses but he is not offering any offense from the top. He finally starts landing short punches. Giles quickly pulls the close guard and starts controlling the posture.
Rd 3 – Meerschaert takes the initiative and lands a hard kick to the body. He goes high with the kick and partially lands! Giles stuffs the takedown but Meerschaert grabs the single once again and gets it. He shoots for the guillotine choke!!! It’s deep!!! Giles is out!!!!