Gerald Meerschaert vs Joe Pyfer Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 287 ("GM3" Can't Escape Pyfer's Barrage)
Meerschaert vs Pyfer Fight Info, Date & Time
UFC 287 — Preliminary Card Middleweight Bout
Gerald Meerschaert (35-15, 6 KOs) vs. Joe Pyfer (10-2, 7 KOs)
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the preliminary card, which begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Venue: Miami-Dade Arena — Miami, Florida
Coverage: ESPN+, ESPN
Meerschaert vs Pyfer Odds & Prop Bets
All UFC 287 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Gerald Meerschaert: (+164)
- Joe Pyfer: (-215)
Method of Victory:
- Meerschaert by KO/TKO: (+1400)
- Meerschaert by Points: (+650)
- Meerschaert by Submission: (+360)
- Pyfer by KO/TKO: (+110)
- Pyfer by Points: (+550)
- Pyfer by Submission: (+700)
Meerschaert vs Pyfer Prediction
Even though the odds aren't in his favor, Gerald Meerschaert is in the middle of a solid run. On top of going 4-1 in his last five fights, he's coming off a huge submission win over Bruno Silva. Meanwhile, Joe Pyfer has also won four of his last five outings, picking up each of those victories by KO/TKO.
Even though Meerschaert has found some recent success, it can't be ignored that he's been finished 11 times over his career (three by knockout, eight by submission). Now, he must go up against Pyfer, who has seven KO/TKO victories and two submission wins in his first 12 MMA fights.
Motivated by the chance to snag the biggest win of his career, anticipate Pyfer walking out the victor this weekend.
Winner: Joe Pyfer
Meerschaert vs Pyfer Best Bet
When it comes to the best bet, I'm going with Pyfer winning by KO/TKO at +110 odds. Not only because it's the likeliest method of victory, but also due to Meerschaert having been knocked out twice in less than three years. Considering how Pyfer demonstrates both power and accuracy with his striking, I wouldn't be shocked if Meerschaert finds himself on his back.
Back Pyfer to show exactly why his finishing skills have impressed thus far.
Bet: Joe Pyfer by KO/TKO (+110)
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