Rising middleweight star Jack Hermansson scored a huge upset by defeating veteran Jacare Souza in the main event of tonight’s (Sat., April 27, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 8 from the BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Short-notice replacement Hermansson had spent the week leading up the fight claiming he wanted to test Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Jacare on the ground. But he wasn’t lying, as he hit Jacare with a clipping combo early. He then went for his patented arm-in guillotine.
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Hermansson kept up his vaunted top game in the second, dominating the action with ground and pound:
But in the third, Jacare came back strong with his powerful body work:
Yet while Hermansson appeared to be fading in the third, he rebounded in the later rounds. ‘The Joker’ unleashed more pinpoint shots, throwing 460 total before ending the fight with a late takedown: