The UFC returns this weekend, with Fight Night emanating from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night. The main event sees an exciting meeting of top-10 ranked middleweights, as Jack Hermansson takes on Sean Strickland.
The undercard features more middleweight action, as Hawaii’s Punahele Soriano looks to get back to winning ways against Nick Maximov.
Here’s everything you need to know about a huge night of action in the Octagon.
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
When: Saturday 5th February, Prelims 10pm & Main Card 12am (UK Time)
How To Watch: BT Sport 2
Tale Of The Tape:
Place Of Birth: Uddevalla, Sweden
Alias: The Joker
Last Fight: After losing a Fight of the Night with Melvin Vettori in December 2020, Hermansson rebounded with a points victory over Edmen Shahbazyan last May.
Place Of Birth: Commerce, California, United States
Last Fight: Strickland beat Jamaican veteran Uriah Hall in his last bout, extending his unbeaten run to five victories.
Summary: An intriguing fight where the rankings are concerned, the UFC’s 6th and 7th best middleweight contenders meet. You’d have to give the edge to Strickland, who has been in impeccable form recently. The winner will have one eye on UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya’s title defence against Robert Whitaker next weekend.
Jack Hermansson vs. Sean Strickland
Punahele Soriano vs. Nick Maximov
Shavkat Rakhmanov vs. Carlston Harris
Tresean Gore vs. Bryan Battle
Julian Erosa vs. Steven Peterson
Miles Johns vs. John Castañeda
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Michael Trizano
Chidi Njokuani vs. Marc-André Barriault
Jason Witt vs. Phillip Rowe
Alexis Davis vs. Julija Stoliarenko
Jailton Almeida vs. Danilo Marques
Malcolm Gordon vs. Denys Bondar
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