Antrim Electric
Jack Hermansson

Jack Hermansson hopes to rebook Derek Brunson fight after UFC Orlando: “Derek is still there”

Jack Hermansson has had a tough time with fights staying together.

At UFC Orlando, Hermansson was set to face Derek Brunson in what was supposed to be a big fight for him. Yet, Brunson was forced to pull out with an injury which is nothing new for Hermansson. Back in July, he was supposed to face Darren Till at UFC London but the Brit pulled out and instead faced Chris Curtis.

After Brunson pulled out, Hermansson made it clear he wanted to fight and was booked to face Roman Dolidze. Although Dolidze isn’t ranked, he still is a southpaw like Brunson which makes it a bit easier for him.

“It keeps on happening, and I don’t know if it’s the fourth or fifth time in the UFC that I get a short-notice replacement, so bad luck,” Hermansson said at UFC Orlando media day. “Both are southpaws, so that’s good, but I would say they’re quite a bit different actually. Derek’s game is more wrestling-heavy, Roman’s striking is very powerful. Roman is tougher from the bottom, as well, so there’s a few differences.”

If Jack Hermansson can get past Roman Dolidze on Saturday, the hope is to rebook the Derek Brunson fight. It is a fight that makes sense with the winner likely being right back in title contention.

“Derek is still there, so maybe that will be a good fight next, so we will see,” Hermansson added.

Hermansson enters the fight having returned to the win column last time out as he beat Curtis by decision. In the fight prior, he lost a five-round main event decision to Sean Strickland. The Swede has failed to have consistency as he has alternated wins and losses – going 3-3 – in his last six fights. In his UFC career, he is 10-5 with notable wins over Jacare Souza, Kelvin Gastelum, and Edmen Shahbazyan.

Do Not Sell My Personal Information