Gerald Meerschaert chokes Bryan Barberena to sleep at UFC Vegas 88

Gerald Meerschaert defeats Bryan Barberena via technical submission at UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs Tybura

Gerald Meerschaert returned to winning ways when he faced Bryan Barberena at UFC Vegas 88: Tuivasa vs Tybura. The middleweight bout was featured on the main card live from UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 16.

Meerschaert claimed the win via rear-naked choke putting Barberena to sleep. The latter didn’t tap. Referee Herb Dean stopped the fight at 4 minutes and 23 seconds into the second round.

With the victory, Gerald Meerschaert improved to 36-17. The 36-year-old native of Racine, Wisconsin rebounded from a pair of defeats suffered in 2023.

Bryan Barberena dropped to 18-12. The Montclair, California’s 34-year-old lost his fourth fight in a row.

Get UFC Vegas 88: Tuivasa vs Tybura full card results.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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