Gerald Meerschaert put a halt to Eric Spicely’s early success with a thunderous body kick.
Meerschaert vs. Spicely followed up a lackluster bout between DeAnna Bennett and Melinda Fabian on the main card of “The Ultimate Fighter” 26 Finale. The middleweight tilt was held inside the Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A barrage of strikes from Meerschaert got the opening round started. Spicely answered with a takedown. He took the back of his opponent and had both hooks in. Spicely dropped some strikes to try to open up Meerschaert for the choke. Spicely tried getting under the neck, but Meerschaert defended. Spicely wound up on his back near the end of the round.
Spicely ducked under a punch early in round two and went for a takedown. Meerschaert stuffed the attempt. Meerschaert kept landing body kicks. One landed with a thud and Spicely went crashing down. The fight was stopped shortly after.
Final Result: Gerald Meerschaert def. Eric Spicely via TKO (body kick) – R2, 2:18