Jared Cannonier proved his major-stage qualifications at middleweight by derailing the momentum of a surging European contender.
Cannonier confronted Jack Hermansson in the principal event of UFC on ESPN+ 18 in September 2019, exactly where he seemed to place a halt to the streaking Swede.
Hermansson was extremely intense from the start, pressing ahead and throwing really hard leg kicks at Cannonier. He right away shot in for a takedown, but Cannonier was capable to protect and disengage. Even so, shortly following, Hermansson dragged Cannonier down and took his again, but Cannonier powered his way out of difficulty.
Cannonier began to locate his rhythm midway as a result of Round 1 and stuffed Hermansson’s following couple of takedown tries. He also appreciated some success with his possess leg kicks.
In Spherical 2, Hermansson came out intense once again, but Cannonier was equipped to completely counter a takedown try by blasting him with an uppercut that sent him to the canvas. “The Killa Gorilla” then unleashed some more floor strikes to drive the referee to intervene and stop the combat.
Cannonier (13-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) returns Saturday when he takes on Robert Whittaker (21-5 MMA, 12-3 UFC) in the co-key party of UFC 254, which usually takes spot at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Just before he faces Whittaker, relive Cannonier’s end of Hermansson by using the video clip previously mentioned.