UFC Standout Joe Pyfer Earns Second Win Against Gerald Meerschaert in Six Weeks At Fury Pro Grappling 7

Joe Pyfer earned another win over Gerald Meerschaert, this time on the mat during Fury Grappling Pro's seventh event on UFC Fight Pass.

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Joe Pyfer now holds not one, but two wins over UFC standout Gerald Meerschaert. 

In the main event of Fury Pro Grappling 7, Pyfer secured a unanimous decision victory over Meerschaert, impressing Dana White, who sees him as a role model for everyone.  The victory on the mat comes six weeks after his first-round knockout against Meerschaert at UFC 287 on April 8. It was Pyfer’s second win under the Fury Pro banner, having bested Eryk Anders last December.

Pyfer earned a contract with the UFC after being the only bright spot on an uncharacteristically abysmal episode of Dana White’s Contender Series in July 2022. ‘Bodybagz’ earned a second-round knockout over Ozzy Diaz, a performance that prompted the UFC President to coin the phrase, ‘Be Joe Pyfer.’ 

Pyfer kept his momentum going in his official UFC debut, defeating Alen Amedovski in the first round of their September clash. He followed that up with the win over Meerschaert inside the Octagon, going 2-0 with back-to-back knockouts. Pyfer is 11-2 overall in his mixed martial arts career and is currently riding a four-fight win streak dating back to 2021. 

Full Results From Fury Grappling Pro 7

In the co-main event of the evening, UFC fighter Andre Petroski fell to 10th Planet black belt Rene Sousa via a straight ankle lock. Bellator flyweight standout Deanna Bennett was also on the losing end of the evening’s festivities, dropping a decision to Up Top Martial Arts brown belt Marissa Pacelli. 

Seven-fight UFC veteran Bill Algeo continued the trend, losing to Valley Jiujitsu owner Andrew Kochel by way of an ankle lock. 

The entire Fury Pro Grappling 7 event can be streamed through UFC Fight Pass. The full results for Saturday’s event are as follows:

  • Andrew Kochel def. Bill Algeo via submission (ankle lock)
  • Brad Boulton def. Ben Davis via submission (ankle lock)
  • Kevin Dantzler def. JM Holland via submission (armbar)
  • Cathryn Millares def. Sandy Chheng via decision
  • Sean Yadimarco vs. Connor Dixon via decision
  • Marissa Pacelli def. Deanna Bennett via decision
  • Nick Salles def. Matt Ferraiolo via submission (heel hook)
  • Daishi Goto def. Kyle Hughes via decision
  • Tyler McBride def. Dennis Pressey Jr. def. via decision
  • Jeremy Merck def. William Redheffer via submission (bow & arrow choke)
  • Amanda Mazza def. Lauren Strausser via submission (armbar)
  • Rene Sousa def. Andre Petroski via submission (ankle lock)
  • Joe Pyfer def. Gerald Meerschaert via decision
Published on May 29, 2023 at 1:25 pm
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