MMA Preview – David Branch vs Jack Hermansson at UFC on ESPN 2

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC on ESPN 2? Saturday 30th March, 2019 – 23:00 (UK)

Where is UFC on ESPN 2? Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What channel is UFC on ESPN 2? BT Sport 2

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THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

David Branch arrives in Philadelphia for his fifth UFC fight and is hoping for his third win. He entered the UFC as the WSOF middleweight and light heavyweight champion so inevitably had a target on his back. He scraped past Krzysztof Jotko on his debut but then was outclassed by Luke Rockhold. He bounced back with a superb and somewhat surprising knockout win over Thiago Santos but suffered the same fate against Jared Cannonier in his most recent outing.

Jack Hermansson in 5-2 in the UFC and has made a habit out of putting on exciting fights, with him yet to go to a decision in the UFC. After getting knocked out by Santos, the Swede bounced back with a knockout of his own over the veteran Thales Leites and brilliantly submitted Gerald Meerschaert in his last fight.

THE PREDICTION

Branch is excellent on the floor as a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but Hermansson is a powerful wrestler so their grappling may cancel each other out, forcing most of the fight on the feet which will suit them as they are both technical strikers with knockout power.

This fight could go either way but Hermansson’s aggression will be crucial to landing first. Branch is more composed but if he takes Hermansson too lightly he may get caught and the Swede has the power to end the fight in a flash.

Winner: Hermansson via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric