UFC Copenhagen Primer: Jack Hermansson Stuns Ronaldo Souza
The biggest win of Jack Hermansson's career to date came earlier this year when he upset Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza via decision.
Jack Hermansson portrayed the role of his nickname, “The Joker,” to perfection back in April when he battled Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the main event at UFC Fight Night from Florida.
Five rounds and 25 minutes later, Hermansson had the biggest win of his 24-fight career, earning a decision over the former Strikeforce champion and top UFC title contender.
Now, Hermansson gets the chance to headline his second consecutive event when he meets Jared Cannonier Saturday at UFC Fight Night 160 from the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. The entire card will stream live on ESPN+.
UFC Copenhagen Fight Replay: Jack Hermansson Vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
Hermansson rose to the top of the Cage Warriors middleweight ranks, becoming a champion and going 7-0 for the promotion. He defended the title twice and also claimed the Warrior Fight Series belt between his title defenses with Cage Warriors.
In 2016, the UFC took notice and signed Hermansson. He scored a decision victory over Scott Askham before having his nine-fight win streak snapped by Cezar Ferreira. After two wins, he was stopped by Thiago Santos in 2017, but has reeled off consecutive victories over former UFC title contender Thales Leites, Gerald Meerschaert, former World Series of Fighting champion David Branch and Souza since.
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In the win over Souza, Hermansson set a five-round middleweight UFC record for signficant strikes landed with 148.
Along with Hermansson vs. Cannonier, Mark Madsen battles Danilo Belluardo, Gunnar Nelson takes on Gilbert Burns and Ion Cutelaba faces off against Khalil Rountree Jr. in other key main card bouts.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 160: HERMANSSON VS. CANNONIER FIGHT CARD
MAIN CARD (ESPN+)
Middleweight: Jack Hermansson vs. Jared Cannonier
Lightweight: Mark Madsen vs. Danilo Belluardo
Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. Gilbert Burns
Light Heavyweight: Ion Cutelaba vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.
Light Heavyweight: Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Welterweight: Nicolas Dalby vs. Alex Oliveira
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+)
Middlweight: Alen Amedovski vs. John Phillips
Midldeweight: Alessio Di Chirico vs. Makhmud Muradov
Welterweight: Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Ismail Naurdiev
Featherweight: Brandon Davis vs. Giga Chikadze
Female Bantamweight: Macy Chiasson vs. Lina Lansberg
Lightweight: Lando Vannata vs. Marc Diakiese
Bantamweight: Jack Shore vs. Nohelin Hernandez