Jack Hermansson has been named as the last minute replacement for UFC Fort Lauderdale. Hermansson will step up to face Jacare Souza in the main event on April 27th after Romero withdrew due to illness.
The news was first reported by ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto on Twitter:
UFC has promised Jacare Souza a title shot should he win, adding to the stakes as Souza has campaigned a long while for a shot at UFC gold. Okamoto later added via tweet that if Souza does win he will face the winner of Whittaker vs Gastelum/Adesanya.
Jack Hermansson is coming of a 49 second submission victory over David Branch. The swede is 4-1 in his last five. Jacare Souza is 3-2 in his last five, most recently defeating Chris Weidman at FC 230.
UFC Fort Lauderdale will take place April 27th at the BB&T Sunrise Centre. It will be broadcast live on ESPN+.