After a significant hiatus from the UFC, Jack Hermansson made a triumphant return by defeating Joe Pyfer in the main event of UFC Fight Night. The fight, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, was a close and competitive battle, with Hermansson ultimately securing the win.
Pyfer, known for his quick finishes, came into the fight with five consecutive stoppages in under nine minutes. This influenced the opening round as Hermansson struggled to find his rhythm. However, he regrouped in the second round, showcasing his experience and versatile fighting style. Hermansson’s ability to land more strikes, thwart Pyfer’s takedown attempts, and control the ground game secured him a unanimous decision victory.
During his post-fight interview with UFC commentator Daniel Cormier, Hermansson expressed his desire for two more fights this year and advocated for the legalization of MMA in Norway. He also expressed interest in fighting in Sweden and called out Nassourdine Imavov as a potential opponent.
With this win, Hermansson’s UFC record now stands at 24-8, breaking his pattern of alternating wins and losses since April 2019. On the other hand, Pyfer, who suffered his first UFC loss, now holds a record of 12-3.