Jack Hermansson vs Sean Strickland UFC fight info, date and time

This top ten UFC matchup sees Jack Hermansson squaring off against Sean Strickland in the headline bout at UFC Vegas 47. 

Hermansson has experienced ups and downs over the past couple of years, going 3-2 in his last five fights. Strickland on the other hand is riding a five-fight winning streak, three of which came at Middleweight. 

Ranked #6 and #7 respectively, this fight has huge title implications for the Middleweight division.

Hermansson vs Strickland betting odds

Sean Strickland enters as the betting favorite with opening odds of -205. Placing a bet on Strickland means you would need to bet $205 in order to win $100.

Jack Hermansson is the +180 underdog. If you bet $100 on Hermansson then you would win $180.

Fight information

ESPN first broke news of the fight on December 4th, 2021.

Hermansson and Strickland both sit in the top ten Middleweight rankings. While the fight isn’t being treated as a title eliminator, either fighter is likely one or two wins away from a title shot.

True to form, Strickland hasn’t held back with his words since the fight was announced in December, claiming he wants to ‘take Hermansson’s soul.’

Strickland told MMA Junkie:

“I want to take everything from him. I want to watch him bleed. I want to watch him hurt.”

Jack Hermansson

Jack Hermansson returned to the win column with a resounding victory over Edmen Shabazyan. Over the fight, he showcased his dominant top game and brutal ground-and-pound skills.

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Hermansson has had a couple of hiccups in the last two years, losing by KO to Jared Cannonier before a decisive loss against Marvin Vettori.

Sean Strickland

Since returning to Middleweight for his October 2020 fight against Jack Marshman, Strickland has looked indomitable. An impressive KO victory over Brendan Allen (a 195lb catchweight bout) was followed by dominant decisions over Krzysztof Jotko and Uriah Hall.

A volume-striker with a seemingly inexhaustible gas tank, Strickland wears his opponents down by constantly moving forward and throwing hands. 

Strickland is infamously aggressive in sparring. During his camp for the Hermansson fight, he knocked out his sparring partner with a head kick.

How they match up

Hermansson and Strickland are well-matched in height and reach. Hermansson has a slight edge in both departments at 6”1 with a 77.5” reach. Strickland stands 6”0 tall with a 76” reach.

Strickland is the younger man at 30 years old, with 27 pro fights under his belt. Hermansson is 33 years old with 28 pro fights.

The fight is seen as a classic grappler vs striker matchup, although Hermansson is more than capable of banging on the feet.

Reasons to watch

Any Sean Strickland fight is unmissable TV. With an unwavering determination to move forward and strike, Strickland is regarded as one of MMA’s most savage fighters. Expect blood, violence and mid-fight trash-talking.

How Strickland (TDD: 82%) deals with Hermansson’s grappling game will be an intriguing watch. After three KO finishes early in his UFC career, Hermansson’s last three finishes have all been by submission.

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The stakes

A statement win for either man would catapult their name into the conversation for a title eliminator or title shot. In Strickland’s case, six straight wins would put him close to a shot at the belt. 

Hermansson, even with the victory, would likely need at least another big win after losing to Cannonier and Vettori recently.

While the upcoming bout between Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier is seen as the natural Middleweight title eliminator, Hermansson vs Strickland will still have significant title implications.

Hermansson vs Strickland predictions

Jack Hermansson is likely to utilize his polished grappling during the fight. Not only will he have the advantage on the ground, but it will offer respite from Strickland’s relentless onslaught.

Strickland will want to do everything he can to keep the fight standing. He is likely to walk Hermansson down and throw volume strikes while looking for any opportunities to finish.

Hermansson vs Strickland picks

Strickland has predicted a 4th round finish against Hermansson after taking him into deep water.

The bookies have Strickland as the betting odds favorite at -205.

Main event

Jack Hermansson vs Sean Strickland is set to go down at UFC Vegas 47: Hermansson vs. Strickland at 11:30pm EST on Saturday 5th February 2022 in a 185lbs matchup.

Jack Hermansson vs Sean Strickland betting odds

Sean Strickland opened as a -200 betting favorite. Placing a bet on Strickland means you would need to bet $200 in order to win $100.

Jack Hermansson is a +180 underdog. If you bet $100 on Hermansson then you would win $180.

Jack Hermansson vs Sean Strickland tale of the tape

  • 3 year age gap: Strickland is the younger fighter at 30 years old.
  • Hermansson has a slight 1 inch reach advantage.
  • Hermansson has 1 more professional MMA fights than Strickland.
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Sean “Tarzan” Strickland fighter profile and recent form

Sean Strickland is a 30 year old male fighter from United States with 24 pro wins and 3 losses. See Sean Strickland’s full MMA record.

Recent form for Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland has a 59% finish rate, including 10 by knockout, 4 by submission, 10 by decision.

Sean Strickland is currently riding a 5 fight win streak.

Betting Odds

Think the favorite Sean Strickland gets win?

-200

Last 5 bouts

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
 

Win

23-3-0 Uriah Hall
DEC
R5 5:00
UFC Fight Night 2021-07-31 Middleweight UFC
 

Win

22-3-0 Krzysztof Jotko
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC Fight Night 2021-05-01 Middleweight UFC
 

Win

21-3-0 Brendan Allen
KO/TKO
R2 1:32
UFC Fight Night 2020-11-14 Catchweight UFC
 

Win

20-3-0 Jack Marshman
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC Fight Night 2020-10-31 Middleweight UFC
 

Win

19-3-0 Nordine Taleb
KO/TKO
R2 3:10
UFC Fight Night 138 2018-10-27 Welterweight UFC

Jack “The Joker” Hermansson fighter profile and recent form

Jack Hermansson is a 33 year old male fighter from Sweden with 22 pro wins and 6 losses. See Jack Hermansson’s full MMA record.

Recent form for Jack Hermansson

Jack Hermansson has a 78% finish rate, including 10 by knockout, 7 by submission, 5 by decision.

Jack Hermansson is looking to put together a winning streak, having last beaten Khamzat Chimaev at Bulldog Fight Night 9.

Betting Odds

Think Jack Hermansson gets the upset win?

+180

Last 5 bouts

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
 

Win

21-6-0 Edmen Shahbazyan
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC Fight Night 2021-05-22 Middleweight UFC
 

Loss

21-5-0 Marvin Vettori
DEC
R5 5:00
UFC Fight Night 2020-12-05 Middleweight UFC
 

Win

20-5-0 Kelvin Gastelum
SUB
R1 1:18
UFC Fight Night 2020-07-18 Middleweight UFC
 

Loss

20-4-0 Jared Cannonier
KO/TKO
R2 0:27
UFC on ESPN+ 18 2019-09-28 Middleweight UFC
 

Win

19-4-0 Ronaldo Souza
DEC
R5 5:00
UFC on ESPN+ 8 2019-04-27 Middleweight UFC

Jack Hermansson vs Sean Strickland is set to go down at UFC Vegas 47 – Hermansson vs. Strickland. The fight is expected to start at around 11:30pm EST on Saturday 5th February 2022.

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Michael is a lifelong fight fan and martial artist. He has been in the MMA world for over a decade as an athlete and analyst. A consummate student of the game, Michael lives and breathes fight sports.

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