More fights are coming to Fight Pass-only this weekend (Sat., Sept. 3, 2016) when UFC Fight Night 93: “Arlovski vs. Barnett” storms Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. MMAmania.com’s Patrick Stumberg continues the UFC Fight Night 93 “Prelims” party with the second (and final) installment of a two-part undercard preview series.
UFC Fight Night 93 features a main event straight out of 2005.
Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett — two battle-tested former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champions who have somehow never squared off — helm the promotion’s trip to Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany, this Saturday afternoon (Sept. 3, 2016) on Fight Pass. Elsewhere on the online card, Alexander Gustafsson looks to rebound against Jan Blachowicz in a Light Heavyweight showdown and Ilir Latifi attempts to continue his unexpected 205-pound rise at Ryan Bader’s expense.
We’ve three more UFC Fight Night 93 “Prelims” undercard matches to break down (check out the first batch here), so let’s cut the chatter and dig in:
185 lbs.: Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson
Eleven fights into his professional career, Scott Askham (14-2) defeated Jorge Bezerra to win the BAMMA Middleweight title and proceeded to knockout Max Nunes in his first title defense. He’s gone 2-2 in UFC, picking up knockouts of Antonio dos Santos Jr. and Chris Dempsey amid tough losses to Magnus Cedenblad and Krzysztof Jotko.
He has knocked out nine professional opponents.
Sweden’s Jack Hermansson (13-2) joined Bellator MMA after five professional fights, where he went winless (0-2) before returning to the European circuit. Said return proved successful, as he won and twice defended the Cage Warriors middleweight title during his eight-fight win streak.
He is two inches shorter than the 6’3″ Askham.
Both of these men are big hitters — 22 of their 27 wins have come inside the distance, 17 of them by knockout. Though Hermansson’s beaten ….View full article
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