NEW UFC FT. LAUDERDALE MAIN EVENT IS RONALDO SOUZA VS. JACK HERMANSSONCat:未分類
Last week, we heard the unfortunate news that Yoel Romero was out of his UFC on ESPN 3 major event middleweight rematch with Ronaldo Souza, that had been a replacement for Paulo Costa. At the stage, it was unclear that the UFC matchmakers would be able to call up on short notice. Well, the matchmakers have found their guy, and I will give my thoughts on this new principal event below.
Ronaldo Souza vs. Jack Hermansson, UFC on ESPN 3
The new main event of UFC on ESPN 3 will be a five-round middleweight involving between”Jacare” and Jack Hermansson, who took the fight on short notice. The card takes place April 27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. ESPN first reported that the matchup, noting that the UFC has promised”Jacare” will get a title shot should he be victorious over Hermansson.
Souza (26-6, 1 NC) is 9-3 overall in the UFC and he is coming from a vicious KO win over Chris Weidman in UFC 230. Souza is arguably the greatest fighter in UFC history to haven’t fought for a title, but with a win here over Hermansson it would be hard for the UFC to deny him once again. Hermansson (19-4) is 6-2 overall at the UFC and is currently riding a three-fight win series that includes a first-round entry over David Branch just last weekend in UFC on ESPN 2. He has quietly become one of the top middleweights in the Octagon however he just wants a chance to demonstrate he’s an elite fighter. With a win over Souza, he surely would do just that.
Even though Souza vs. Romero 2 could have been the ideal matchup, this really is a fine replacement bout considering the conditions. Souza will definitely be favored here thanks to his UFC experience and star-studded resume, Hermansson is a live dog in this fight and has a chance to win. Pay careful attention to the betting line when it comes out, since if the chances are good enough it could possibly be worth it to have a shot on Hermansson at plus cash.
Alexander Yakovlev vs. Alex da Silva Coelho, UFC Fight Night 149
Just a little update here to the forthcoming UFC Fight Night 149 card, which takes place April 20 in Yubileyny Sports Palace at St. Petersburg, Russia. Because of an injury to Teemu Packalen, Alexander Yakovlev will face UFC newcomer Alex da Silva Coelho in a lightweight bout. Globo broke the information.
Yakovlev (23-8-1) is 2-4 at the UFC but has not fought as a 2016 entry reduction to Zak Cummings. He’s actually on a two-fight losing skid right now and hasn’t won a fight because defeating George Sullivan because 2016, so he desperately wants to get a win on his home turf here in Russia. Coelho (20-1). Has put together a tremendous record since making his pro MMA debut in 2014, albeit against a lower degree of rivalry in promotions such as Brave CF. He does have the benefit of being far more active than Yakovlev, but given the experience of Yakovlev and his home-town benefit he’ll likely be favored here.
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