This is the UFC Vegas 47 live blog for Jack Hermansson vs. Sean Strickland, the middleweight main event for Saturday’s fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The 185-pound bout features Hermansson, the No. 8 ranked fighter in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings, against No. 9 ranked Strickland. The 33-year-old Hermansson enters the contest off a decision win over Edmen Shahbazyan in May 2021. Hermansson is a winner of two of his last four fights, having also sandwiched a 78-second romp over Kelvin Gastelum between losses to Jared Cannonier and Marvin Vettori. Strickland, on the other hand, has won five straight bouts and is a perfect 4-0 since returning to middleweight in 2020. He won a dominant unanimous decision over Uriah Hall in his most recent outing at UFC Vegas 33 in July 2021, which also served as Strickland’s first UFC main event.
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