Jack Hermansson picks Chris Curtis apart for three rounds at UFC London

Jack Hermansson picks Chris Curtis apart for three rounds at UFC London

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us today, July 23, 2022, for UFC Fight Night 208, going down live from the o2 Arena in London, England.

Headlining the event is a heavyweight clash of contenders between no. 4 Curtis Blaydes (16-3) and no. 6 Tom Aspinall (12-2), and co-headlining is a middleweight contest between Jack Hermansson (22-7) and Chris Curtis (29-8).

Curtis comes in as a late replacement for the injured former welterweight title challenger Darren Till, and has gone 3-0 thus far inside the octagon, while Hermansson has gone 3-3 in his last six.

Continue reading to see how this 185 lb co-main event encounter went down:

Official Result: Jack Hermansson def. Chris Curtis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Curtis looks to get his boxing going early on with heavy pressure, but he gets picked apart throughout the first round, as Hermansson continues to land his switch kick to the lead leg of Curtis.

Hermansson is also doing a great job of throwing a wide array of strikes, which is confusing Curtis. He’s doing a great job of controlling the fight from the outside.

Hermansson is truly beginning to fluster Curtis, as he continues to pick him apart from the outside. Curtis tries to adjust and begins throwing shovel hooks to the body, as he did in his last fight, but Hermansson is completely out-striking him.

Curtis eats a nasty head kick in the second that stuns him badly, before Hermansson absolutely unloads on him. He’s unable to secure the finish, though he’s up 20-18 going into the third and final round.

More of the same happens in the third, and Curtis is completely shut down, as he’s out-struck badly throughout the entire 15 minutes. Hermansson’s step-in knees, leg kicks, front kicks to the head and body, nasty round kicks to the body, round kicks to the head, all of which aided in setting up his hands, Hermansson looked incredible tonight.

No one predicted he’d out-strike Curtis, and he did handily. It’s not often we get to see him win fights with his striking, well done Jack Hermansson.

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Brady Ordway
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