UFC Newark Results: Gerald Meerschaert Chokes Out Trevin Giles in Grapple-Heavy Fight

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Gerald Meerschaert, UFC on ESPN 5 Weigh-In Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

Gerald Meerschaert showed off his grappling prowess in a tough fight at UFC Newark, choking out Trevin Giles in the final round.

Grapplers Gerald Meerschaert and Trevin Giles crossed paths at UFC Newark, both looking to get back in the win column.

Trevin Giles landed a heavy right hand early, then caught a knee and took the grappler in Gerald Meerschaert down. Giles was in side control, but wasn’t safe, as he got caught in an arm triangle sweep right into full mount. Meerschaert locked up mount, but was swept after about a minute of top control into guard. Giles thwarted a sweep attempt from Meerschaert, which allowed him to take his back, then side control. Giles kept the pressure on Meerschaert, countering another sweep with an anaconda choke attempt, then landed a few punches to end the round.

Cageside Press scored the round 10-9 Trevin Giles

Meerschaert was caught with a head kick to start the second round, then worked the fight to the ground. Giles got to side control, then back control, then mount. From mount, Meerschaert was able to sweep Giles to full guard. The fight came to a bit of a stalemate with Meerschaert in to position. A few punches landed for Meerschaert, as he controlled the latter half of the round.

Cageside Press scored the round 10-10

Meerschaert started the final round with a body kick then a head kick. A jab landed for Meerschaert then a takedown attempt that was stuffed by Giles. Giles stood up, but went in for a punch which allowed Meerschaert to get a hold of him. Meerschaert landed a body lock takedown. Meerschaert got a hold of the neck, and during a takedown attempt from Giles, locked up a guillotine that put Giles to sleep. Another late stoppage from a referee tonight as Herb Dean was at the wrong angle to see Giles tap.

Gerald Meerschaert def. Trevin Giles by Submission (Guillotine) in Round 3 (1:49)

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