Jack Hermansson vs. Sean Strickland

MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin affirmed with sources that Hermansson (22-6) and Strickland (24-3) will meet in the headliner of the UFC’s forthcoming Feb. 5 card, with an area still not set in stone. Contracts have not been marked at this point.

This matchup pits two of the main 10 middleweights in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings against each other, with Hermansson at present positioned No. 8 and Strickland one spot behind at No. 9.

Hermansson is falling off of a consistent choice success over Edmen Shahbazyan in May. He has substituted successes and misfortunes in his previous four battles following a four-battle win streak from May 2018 to April 2019. Outside of MMA, Hermansson likewise contended in a free-form wrestling match last month, losing to Khamzat Chimaev.

Strickland has been perhaps the most sultry warrior in the UFC since climbing from the welterweight division. He has won five straight battles, including unbalanced choice successes over middleweight veterans Uriah Hall and Krzysztof Jotko.

It’s not ordinary that a free-form wrestling match occurs inside an enclosure, however that is by and large the scene where UFC up-and-comer Khamzat Chimaev took on veteran middleweight Jack Hermansson at Bulldog Fight Night in Sweden.

Chimaev, who began wrestling at only 5 years of age, rushed to establish the vibe subsequent to breaking out of the underlying collar tie, handling an enormous toss that sent Hermansson colliding with the material.

The four-point toss set the vibe for Chimaev, who then, at that point, scored one more takedown with an inversion and a go-behind after Hermansson attempted to get in profound on a solitary leg endeavor.

Shockingly, Hermansson took care of business for his very own toss and he almost had Chimaev turned previously “Borz” switched him and wound up on top.

As the match proceeded into the subsequent period, Hermansson was in reality somewhat more offense disapproved however every endeavor he made to score at takedown on Chimaev was ruined, in spite of the fact that he certainly had his minutes. With seconds ticking ceaselessly, Hermansson dove into another single-leg endeavor however Chimaev showed extraordinary hip strength rambling out and remaining away to never permit the takedown.

However he’s right now contending as a welterweight in the UFC, Chimaev really appeared as though the bigger competitor when remaining close to Hermansson just as during the catching trades on the mat.

The two warriors were all grins subsequently, as the match gave off an impression of being a good time for the two of them, yet Chimaev actually left as the victor.

Since joining the UFC list, Chimaev has been one of the most advertised warriors in the game. He most as of late dispatched Li Jingliang to move his record to 4-0 inside the octagon and has been tensely watching for any updates on his next battle, which will presently probable occur in mid 2022.

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