Jack Hermansson will face Jared Cannonier in the main event of UFC Copenhagen in a middleweight bout. This fight is crucial for Hermansson since a win over Cannonier will certainly put him in the mix for a title opportunity. Since his loss to Thiago Santos, Hermansson has managed to get a 4 fight win streak and is one of the most talked-about middleweight in UFC.
Meanwhile, Cannonier beat Anderson Silva in his last fight and that makes his resume very impressive indeed. Since his middleweight debut, Cannonier has been unbeaten. He has fought in heavyweight before dropping down to lightweight and then finally to middleweight. Hence it won’t be surprising if Cannonier cracks Hermansson in Copenhagen.
However, going into the Jack Hermansson seems to be the clear favorite as most of the UFC fighters have picked him to win against Cannonier. Well, not Colby Covington. He is not even aware of who the two fighters competing in the main event of UFC Copenhagen are. In an interview with ScoreMMA when asked about the fight, Covington replied:
“Never heard of them”
UFC heavyweight,Curtis Blaydes is picking Hermansson to win this fight:
“I think he is too slick on the ground. Jared is more of a brawler. I thought he has gotten smaller so that might change how he fights. But I think Hermansson is just too good and too slippery on the ground. ”
UFC featherweight, Josh Emmet said:”Jared Cannonier is one powerful and athletic guy. that guy can crack. He will put people in sleep.”
Volkan Ozedemir has a win over Jared Cannonier in the lightweight division and he picked the Swede fighter to win this bout:
“Jack for sure. He is really talented and has a lot of potential. I think he has a real claim for the belt.”
It’s very likely that Jack Hermansson takes this fight against Jared Cannonier. Hermansson has beaten one of the best middleweight of all time, Jacare Souza, showing excellent ground skills. Hermansson is also a good striker that compliments his grappling and wrestling. On the other hand, although cannonier is a lethal striker with dynamite in his hands, but he is not as good as Hermansson on the ground. So it’s very likely that Hermansson takes the fight to the ground and finish it there.
Jack Hermansson has already said that after a win over Cannonier he wants the title shot or the winner of Darren Till vs Kevin Gatselum next.
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