Middleweight contenders Sean Strickland and Jack Hermansson battled it out for 5-rounds in the main event of UFC Vegas 47 on Saturday night.
The fight ended with Strickland’s hand being raised via split decision, but it could just as easily have gone the other way. While the pair had agreed earlier in the week to a no-takedown clause, Hermansson chose to shoot for a few but was stuffed by Strickland every time.
Strickland’s boxing was there the entire fight, establishing a jab early and reddening the face of Hermansson in the early rounds. However, Hermansson was able to land some big shots, including some nasty body shots and a few wild flurries.
// MAIN CARD //
Sean Strickland def. Jack Hermansson via Split Decision
Nick Maximov def. Punahele Soriano via Split Decision
Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Carlston Harris via KO
Brendan Allen def. Sam Alvey via Submission(RNC)
Bryan Battle def. Tresean Gore via Unanimous Decision
Julian Erosa def. Steven Peterson via Split Decision
// PRELIMS //
John Castaneda def. Miles Johns via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
Hakeem Dawodu def. Mike Trizano via Unaninimous Decision
Chidi Njokuani def. Marc-Andre Barriault via KO
Alexis Davis def. Julija Stoliarenko via Unanimous Decision
Jailton Almeida def. Danilo Marques via TKO
Philip Rowe def. Jason Witt via TKO
Malcolm Gordon def. Denys Bondar via Submission (injury)