Jack Hermansson

The Joker


Stops Pyfer hype train
February 10, 2024
Hermansson defeated Joe Pyfer via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
As the old saying goes, it's not how you start, it's how you finish. Make no mistake, Hermansson started poorly. Although he'd never admit it, it appeared as if Jack made a conscious effort to simply survive the first seven or eight minutes and then turn up the pace. He had to absorb countless power shots from Pyfer during that period, but it allowed him to begin to time his opponent and it put those skills to great use during the final three rounds. Hermansson became the more aggressive man, limiting Pyfer's openings and working behind his jab. With the fight clearly tied in the dying minutes, Jack executed a perfect takedown and cruised to the final bell. You would have to be blind to watch this fight and not see Pyfer was the more gifted competitor, but timing, smarts and experience can go a long way in this sport. The 35-year-old Swede has now alternated wins and losses in his past nine fights.
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Scheduled against Pyfer
November 23, 2023
Hermansson (undisclosed) is scheduled to fight Joe Pyfer in a middleweight bout at the UFC's Feb. 10 event in Las Vegas, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl.
Hermansson will return to the Octagon after more than a year since his last bout. He was scheduled to fight Brendan Allen in June but had to withdraw due to an unspecified injury.
Out against Allen
April 27, 2023
Hermansson had to withdraw from his upcoming fight against Brendan Allen, per Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com.
An undisclosed problem forced Hermansson's withdrawal of a card headliner scheduled between him and Allen at UFC on ESPN 45. Currently, it is unclear when Hermansson can fight again.
Facing Brendan Allen in headliner
March 23, 2023
Hermansson agreed to fight Brendan Allen in a middleweight bout which will headline UFC Fight Night on June 3, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
Hermansson was defeated by Roman Dolidze via TKO (punches) in December and has alternated wins and losses in his past eight fights. Allen is on much more of an upward trajectory with four consecutive victories, including a win over Andre Muniz last month.
Crushing loss to Roman Dolidze
December 3, 2022
Hermansson lost to Roman Dolidze via TKO (punches) at 4:06 of Round 2 at UFC on ESPN 42 on Saturday in Orlando.
You can't help but feel for Hermansson here. Originally scheduled to face Derek Brunson, Jack agreed to remain on the card after Brunson (undisclosed) was forced to withdraw, only to fall to Dolidze. Hermansson had a good opening round, controlling the pace on the feet and landing a takedown. Oddly enough, the tide turned in Round 2 when he landed a second takedown. Dolidze was eventually able to clamp on a calf slicer which he used to flatten Hermansson out. Roman continued to fire off unanswered punches which led to referee Keith Peterson stepping in. Hermansson is clearly one of the better middleweights on the UFC roster, but this is a results-oriented business, and Jack having alternated losses and wins in his past seven bouts simply isn't going to get the job done.
Gets new opponent
November 22, 2022
Hermansson will face Roman Dolidze at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 3 after Derek Brunson (undisclosed) was forced to withdraw, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
Brunson picked up an unspecified injury and was forced to drop off the card, but Hermansson will remain to take on a new opponent. Hermansson is coming off a victory over Chris Curtis in July and has alternated wins and losses over his past six bouts. Dolidze has three straight wins and is coming off a victory over Phil Hawes on Oct. 29, so he'll have a quick turnaround.