UFC Copenhagen: Jared Cannonier powers his way past Jack Hermansson

Jared Cannonier is a problem in the UFC’s middleweight division

Jared Cannonier is a force to be reckoned with in the middleweight division.

After laying waste to David Branch and Anderson Silva, Cannonier listed Jack Hermansson as his latest victim at 185 pounds – his third win on the bounce since moving down to the weight class.

Despite his boxing prowess, Hermansson seemed keen to bring the fight down to the floor to avoid Cannonier’s fierce power.

While he did initially find success, Cannonier wised up and easily rebuffed the Swede’s takedowns with regularity after being grounded first time round.

Hermansson started the second round pensively and with good reason. As soon as he got on the inside to launch an attack, Cannonier met his dipped head with a brutal uppercut to floor his foe.

It was a wrap from there. Cannonier unleashed a violent barrage of elbows and punches to finish Hermansson off.

Hermansson defended to a certain degree, but he wasn’t able to advance his position and referee Marc Goddard rightly called off the fight.

This is the third statement win for Cannonier at middleweight now. Surely, he will at least be competing for number one contender status next.

 

UFC Copenhagen: Jack Hermansson vs. Jared Cannonier full results

Middleweight: Jared Cannonier def. Jack Hermansson by TKO (punches) at 0:27 of round two
Lightweight: Mark Madsen def. Danilo Belluardo by TKO (punches) at 1:12 of round one
Welterweight: Gilbert Burns def. Gunnar Nelson by unanimous decision after three rounds
Light Heavyweight: Ion Cuțelaba def. Khalil Rountree Jr. by TKO (elbows) at 2:35 of round one
Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux def. Michał Oleksiejczuk by submission (Von Flue choke) at 2:14 round two
Welterweight: Nicolas Dalby def. Alex Oliveira by unanimous decision after three rounds
Middleweight: John Phillips def. Alen Amedovski by TKO (punches) at 0:17 of round one
Middleweight: Makhmud Muradov def. Alessio Di Chirico by unanimous decision after three rounds
Welterweight: Ismail Naurdiev def Siyar Bahadurzada by unanimous decision after three rounds
Featherweight: Giga Chikadze def. Brandon Davis by split decision after three rounds
Women’s Bantamweight: Lina Länsberg def. Macy Chiasson by unanimous decision after three rounds
Lightweight: Marc Diakiese def Lando Vannata by unanimous decision after three rounds
Bantamweight: Jack Shore def. Nohelin Hernandez by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:51 of round three

Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes is an MMA writer who has covered the sport since 2013 for publications such as Vice Sports, Fightland, Sherdog and now Fighters Only, where he serves as freelance digital editor.