MMA Preview – Jack Hermansson vs Jared Cannonier at UFC Fight Night 160

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 160? Saturday 28th September, 2019 - 17:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 160? Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark

What channel is UFC Fight Night 160? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 160? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ which can you sign up to here!

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 160? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Jack ‘The Joker’ Hermansson makes the short trip from Norway to headline the first UFC event in Denmark, bringing Jared ‘The Killa Gorilla’ Cannonier to the dance.

Hermansson has been hunting a big name which is fully deserved after outclassing perennial top contender Jacare Souza after finishing Thales Leites, Gerald Meerschaert and David Branch in dominant fashion. However, he has been handed Cannonier, who is ranked five spots below but he is a problem and has all the ability to break the hearts of the European faithful.

Cannonier is fresh off his fight with the greatest middleweight of all time Anderson Silva and walked away with a TKO after injuring the Brazilian’s leg with one of many bruising leg kicks. This was after his disposing of David Branch, marking his second fight and knockout as a middleweight truly finding his home after competing up in the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions.

THE PREDICTION

Cannonier looks a different fighter since making the drop in weight but he has kept his thunderous power which he will look to unleash on the Swede. Cannonier is a skilled striker and will tactfully throw leg kicks and set up his huge overhand right.

Despite the knockout threat, Hermansson is just on a different level, especially in the grappling department with one of the best guillotine’s in the game. He is ferocious on the feet with speed, power and variety of techniques and after his grappling display against Souza you would back him to submit most middleweights right now. Whether Hermansson takes Cannonier down or knocks him down he will look to capitalize in predatory fashion.

Winner: Hermansson via Submission

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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