The best sportsbooks favor Ian Heinisch to defeat Gerald Meerschaert at UFC 250 on June 6, 2020, at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The event was originally planned to take place on May 9 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was eventually postponed. On April 21, the UFC confirmed that the UFC 249 event would be moved to May 9 and the UFC 250 event was pushed back to June 6. In late May, the company confirmed that the event would take place in Las Vegas.
Ian Heinisch vs. Gerald Meerschaert Betting Money Line
Betting Gerald Meerschaert at UFC 250
The Machine is your designated underdog, according to the best online sportsbooks. GM3 has a 31-12 record. At 32 years of age, he is already a seasoned veteran. 23 of his wins have come by submission. Having six KOs, you know he doesn’t get paid by the hour. He has a 5-4 record since joining the UFC in December of 2016. He has a five-inch reach advantage on Heinisch. Meerschaert is coming off a third-round submission win over Deron Winn at UFC 248 in March. He has split wins and losses since joining the promotion, but he has also finished all five of his UFC wins.
Meerschaert is looking to keep building a head of steam following his submission win over Deron Winn at UFC 248. The middleweight hasn’t been all that lucky in his last five fights as his only other win was over Trevin Giles at UFC on ESPN 5. His losses to Jack Hermansson (via submission at UFC on Fox 31), Kevin Holland (via split decision at UFC on ESPN 2), and Eryk Anders (via split decision at UFC Fight Night 161) have sent him spinning out of the top 15 rankings. Meerschaert’s professional record currently stands at 31 wins and 12 losses. Gerald is coming off a win over Deron Winn by submission (rear-naked choke) at UFC 248 on March 7, 2020 (3rd round, 2:14) in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Betting Ian Heinisch at UFC 250
The Tiger Muay Thai fighter will compete as the best sportsbooks’ favorite. After his knockout win over Justin Sumter on Dana White’s Contender Series, Heinisch began his UFC career off on the right foot with wins over Cezar Ferreira (via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 140) and Antônio Carlos Júnior (via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 152). However, the 31-year-old would then suffer consecutive losses to Derek Brunson (via unanimous decision at UFC 241) and Omari Akhmedov (via unanimous decision at UFC 245). Heinisch’s professional record currently stands at 13 wins and 3 losses.
Heinisch is 13-3 as a professional MMA’er, but has lost his last two fights via unanimous decision. Before that, he had a couple of distance victories over Cezar Ferreira and Antonio Carlos Jr., but he needs to work on his 19% takedown accuracy across four UFC fights. The 31-year-old out of Highlands Ranch, Colorado has six stoppages and seven decision wins in his career and remains ranked #13 in the division even in spite of the recent setbacks. After winning his first two fights in the UFC, the Dana White’s Contender Series alum Heinisch, went on to lose two straight to Derek Brunson and Omari Akhmedov. He recently announced that he signed a new four-fight deal with the promotion. Heinisch is coming off a loss to Omari Akhmedov via decision (unanimous) at UFC 245 on December 14, 2019 (3rd round, 5:00) in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Don’t be tempted to fade Heinisch at the best sportsbooks; he’s bound to snap his two-fight skid against Meerschaert.