UFC Fight Night 200: Hermansson vs. Strickland – How to watch it live, betting preview
After a week of rest from the UFC and a weekend where “smaller” martial arts organizations such as Populator Bellator, ONE FC, Eagle FC held their events, the strongest martial arts organization returns to the TV screens. This event will be a little warm-up for next weekend when we have a fight for the champion belt in the middle category, Adesanya v. Whittaker, Volume 2!
This Fight Night is also led by two middleweight duels. The fight of the evening is a duel between the “keepers” of the middle category, Jack Hermansson, and Sean Strickland! The duel between the sixth-placed and seventh-placed middleweight fighters and the winner of this match will enter the TOP 5 fighters of this category and emphasize the candidacy for a new challenger.
Hermansson vs. Strickland
Hermansson has been at the “challenger” door several times already, but he couldn’t make that final step. The closest to the challenger’s place was after the victory over Jacare. That final match, when all MMA analysts expected him to win easily and get a chance to attack the title, he lost to Cannonier. The last match against Edmen Shabazyan showed all his strengths and weaknesses. His stand-up looked a bit ridiculous in the first round compared to Shabazyan. Still, when he first threw him to the floor, it was the end of the fight and total dominance in strength, fitness, and knowledge on the ground floor, which will probably be a tactic in this match as well.
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Strickland is a fighter who is excellent form, has five wins in a row, and against Hermansson is looking to continue the series. The popular Tarzan spent most of his category in the welterweight category, where he also fought against the best P4P fighter of today, Usman. He is an excellent boxer, has an excellent defense, and works hard on the counter, which could be best seen in the last match against Uriah Hall, where he was not the favorite in betting, but he showed total dominance even in wrestling. Hermansson is a totally different fighter who will not outwit him in the stand-up but will look for a clinch and a partner as soon as possible.
On the main part of the program is another middleweight fight, where UFC debutant Tresean Gore and Bryan Batlle, who made his debut a few months ago with a UFC victory, are fighting.
The introductory part of the program includes seven fights, of which the fight between Hakeem Dawodu and Michael Trizan stands out.
Certainly, an interesting event, with many new names and those fighters who are less promoted, this time in the lead roles. There is enough motivation for them to prove themselves and for MMA fans to find some of their new favorites.
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