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UFC Fort Lauderdale: Jacare vs. Hermansson results and post-fight analysis

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In the main event of UFC Fort Lauderdale, Jack Hermansson announced his presence on the middleweight stage. Despite a pretty good resume, most people thought that Ronaldo Souza would take him out and earn a title shot.

That was not the case.

Hermansson got off to a great start in round one, hurting Jacare and snatching up a guillotine. Jacare is Jacare though, so he couldn’t finish. Hermansson ended up on top in round two and rode out almost the entire round there.

Jacare came back in the third though, largely dominating the striking and finally getting his timing down. The body work was the key there. Yet he abandoned it in the fourth after getting clubbed by Hermansson early. The Joker was just throwing an insane amount of strikes to keep Jacare at bay. He had his moments, Souza likely needed a finish going in to the final round.

Both men showed up in the final round. Hermansson kept up the volume, but Jacare went back to the body and landed some big shots.

I had it 49-46 Hermansson. The judges had it 49-46, 48-47, 48-47. Hermansson landed something like 400 punches. That’s absolutely insane. Great work, sir.

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