Middleweight contender Gerald Meerschaert dug deep to score a comeback finish over rising prospect Makhmud Muradov earlier tonight (Sat., Aug. 28, 2021) at UFC Vegas 35 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, as “GM3” stopped Muradov via second-round submission (rear-naked choke).
Meerschaert was in trouble in the early going as Muradov unloaded heavy punches that wobbled “GM3.” Luckily for Meerschaert, he was able to stomach the damage and returned his own offense on the feet. Muradov felt it and began to tire entering the second.
Muradov kept firing nonetheless, but Meerschaert was there to counter and ended up gaining back control on the ground. That’s where Meerschaert does his best work and he instantly locked in a rear-naked choke. A quick adjustment and “GM3” was able to apply the squeeze and force Muradov to tap.
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