Jack Hermansson was successful in his UFC debut with a unanimous decision victory over Scott “The Joker” Askham. Hermansson’s uppercuts were key to his success. They found their home throughout the fight and were particularly destructive in the clench. The opening rounds also saw some particularly sharp oblique kicks that visibly slowed his opponent. Askham landed most of his shots at range and attempted to attack the legs with submissions when Hermansson managed to wrench him off of his feet.
Hermansson improves to 14-2 with the victory and Askham falls to 14-3 in the middleweight division.