A fantastic middleweight matchup featuring top contenders Sean Strickland vs. Jack Hermansson headlines an upcoming UFC Fight Night card.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto first reported on Friday that Strickland vs. Hermansson will be the five-round main event of a UFC Fight Night card on February 5. Hermansson is the No. 6 ranked middleweight in the UFC and Strickland is ranked one spot behind him at No. 7, so this is a fantastic piece of matchmaking here.
Jack Hermansson (@jackthejokermma) vs. Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) in a five-round main event at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 5, per sources. Contracts should be signed shortly. UFC’s 2022 first quarter main events are filling up. pic.twitter.com/1kZIFARGo9
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) December 3, 2021
Jack Hermansson ( @jackthejokermma ) vs. Sean Strickland ( @SStricklandMMA ) in a five-round main event at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 5, per sources. Contracts should be signed shortly. UFC’s 2022 first quarter main events are filling up.
Strickland (24-3) is one of the hottest fighters in the middleweight division at the moment. The 30-year-old Strickland is currently on a five-fight win streak, with four wins coming at 185lbs. In his last four matches, Strickland has beaten Uriah Hall, Krzysztof Jotko, Brendan Allen, and Jack Marshman. “Tarzan” is not only one of the better middleweights in the UFC as far as his fighting goes but he also has some of the better trash talking in the game, too, which makes him a must-watch fighter. After losing his fight against Luke Rockhold at UFC 268 due to his opponent’s injury, Strickland has now landed a high-ranked opponent.
Hermansson (22-6) is one of the best middleweights in the UFC and he makes for a very intriguing matchup against Strickland. The 33-year-old European is coming off of a huge win over Edmen Shahbazyan in his last fight and overall he has won two of his last three fights, with a heel hook submission win over Kelvin Gastelum being split up by a decision loss to Marvin Vettori. Most recently, Hermansson was seen in an exhibition wrestling match against Khamzat Chimaev ahead of this fight booking against Strickland.
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