UFC Fight Night 160 Saturday, Jack Hermansson-Jared Cannonier Headline
Hermansson and Cannonier have both scored victories over former champions Anderson Silva and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza in their most recent fights.
Middleweights Jack Hermansson and Jared Cannonier will get their chance to prove their worth in the division when they headline UFC Fight Night 160 this coming Saturday.
The event takes place from the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, marking the first visit to Copenhagen and to Denmark for the UFC.
Hermansson, a native of Sweden, has quietly put together a four-fight win streak that was highlighted by an April decision victory over former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.
Jack Hermansson Top 5 Finishes
Any questions after his wins over former World Series of Fighting titleholder David Branch, Gerald Meerschaert and Thales Leites were silenced when he was declared the winner over Souza. UFC On ESPN+ 8 Results: Jack Hermansson Stuns Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
Overall, Hermansson is now 20-4 with a 7-2 record inside the Octagon since signing with the promotion in 2016.
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His opponent, Cannonier, has rebounded from back-to-back loses to finish David Branch and score a career-defying victory over Anderson Silva at UFC 237 this past May. He is now 12-4 in his career, including a 5-4 record with the UFC. UFC 237 Results: Anderson Silva Shocked By Jared Cannonier In Brazil
When you factor in the named fighters that Hermansson and Cannonier have both defeated over their respective Octagon careers, with Anderson Silva and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza sitting there at the top of the lists for both, it is easy to see why the UFC paired these two up.
For the winner Saturday night from Denmark, should come a top contender match. The loser, meanwhile, will need to work his way back up while surviving the vaunted middleweight division.
The ESPN+ card also features Mark Madsen vs. Danilo Belluardo, Gunnar Nelson vs. Gilbert Burns, Ion Cutelaba vs. Khalil Rountree Jr., Michal Oleksieczcuk vs. Ovince Saint Preux and Nicolas Dalby vs. Alex Oliveira.
Prelims include fighters such as Lando Vanatta, Lina Lansberg and Siyar Bahadurzada.
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