The UFC returned to action Saturday afternoon in Copenhagen, Denmark and MyMMANews.com has all of your results.
UFC Copenhagen took place at the Royal Arena and streamed on ESPN+.
A pivotal matchup in the middleweight division headlined the event as Jack Hermansson looked to take another step up the 185-pound ladder as he took on the dangerous Jared Cannonier. Hermansson had won his last four fights while Cannonier aimed to extend his winning streak to three.
”The Joker” most recently defeated Jacare Souza on short notice in the main event of April’s UFC Sunrise event. Less than a month earlier, Hermansson submitted David Branch in under a minute at UFC on ESPN 2.
Cannonier made his presence felt at 185 pounds with back-to-back TKO wins over Branch and former longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
In the end, Cannonier was able to get the early finish via TKO in the second round.
In the co-main event, former Olympic silver medalist Mark Madsen made an impact in his UFC debut against Danilo Belluardo, finishing the fight in just over a minute via TKO
Get the full UFC Copenhagen results below:
Main card, 2 p.m. EST
- Jared Cannonier def. Jack Hermansson via TKO – Round 2, 0:27
- Mark O. Madsen def. Danilo Belluardo via TKO – Round 1, 1:12
- Gilbert Burns def. Gunnar Nelson via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
- Ion Cutelaba def. Khalil Rountree via TKO – Round 1, 2:35
- Ovince Saint Preux def. Michal Oleksiejczuk via submission (von flue choke) – Round 3, 2:14
- Nicolas Dalby def. Alex Oliveira via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Preliminary card, 11 a.m. EST
- John Phillips def. Alen Amedovski via KO – Round 1, 0:14
- Makhmud Muradov def. Alessio Di Chirico via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
- Ismail Naurdiev def. Siyar Bahadurzada via unanimous decision (30-25 x2, 30-26)
- Giga Chikadze vs. Brandon Davis ruled a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 29-29) *Later scored decision win for Chikadze*
- Lina Lansberg def. Macy Chiasson via unanimous decision (29-27 x2, 29-28)
- Marc Diakiese def. Lando Vannata via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
- Jack Shore def. Nohelin Hernandez via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 3, 2:51
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