Headlining the promotion’s return to ‘Sin City’: a middleweight showdown between the #6 ranked contender, Jack Hermansson, and the #7 rated challenger, Sean Strickland.
Hermansson, a former Cage Warriors welterweight champion returned to the winner’s enclosure at UFC Vegas 27 back in May, handing striking prospect, Edmen Shahbazyan a unanimous decision loss.
22-6 as a professional, Hermansson has lodged Octagon victories over Kelvin Gastelum, Jacare Souza, David Branch, Gerald Meerschaert, Thales Leites, Brad Scott, Alex Nicholson, and Scott Askham.
Undefeated in his last five, outspoken North Carolina-born contender, Strickland headlined for the first time under the promotion’s banner at UFC Vegas 33 in July, where he moved to 24-3 as a professional with a unanimous decision win against Uriah Hall.
In prior victories, the middleweight contender has bested Krzysztof Jotko, Brendan Allen, Jack Marshman, Nordine Taleb, Court McGee, Tom Breese, Alex Garcia, Igor Araujo, Luke Barnatt, and Bubba McDaniel.
UFC Vegas 47 Results: Hermansson vs. Strickland
UFC Vegas 47 Main Card Results: (ESPN+ 7 pm E.T.)
Middleweight: Sean Strickland def. Jack Hermansson via split decision (49-46, 47-48, 49-46)
Middleweight: Nick Maximov def. Punahele Soriano via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Welterweight: Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Carlston Harris via first round (4:10) KO (ground strikes)
Light Heavyweight: Brendan Allen def. Sam Alvey via second round (2:10) submission (rear-naked choke)
Middleweight: Bryan Battle def.Treasan Gore via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Catchweight (149lbs): Julian Erosa def. Steven Peterson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-29)
UFC Vegas 47 Preliminary Card: (ESPN+ 4 pm E.T.)
Bantamweight: John Castaneda def Miles John via third round (2:38) submission (arm-triangle)
Featherweight: Hakeem Dawodu def. Michael Trizano via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Middleweight: Chidi Njokuani def. Marc-Andre Barriault via first round (0:16) TKO (strikes)
Bantamweight: Alexis Davis def. Julija Stoliarenko via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 30-27)
Light Heavyweight: Jailton Almeida def. Danilo Marques via first round (2:57) TKO (ground strikes)
Welterweight: Philip Rowe def. Jason Witt via second round (2:15) TKO (strikes)
Flyweight: Malcolm Gordon def. Denys Bondar via first round (1:22) submission (arm injury)