The UFC arrives at Copenhagen this weekend on Saturday, September 28th. It brings with it some great fights and one of their biggest stars, Jack Hermansson.
“The Joker” faces Jared Cannonier in the main event of the evening. Both men have had 2 impressive back to back wins. They share a win over David Branch, Cannonier a second round knockout and Hermansson a first round submission. Cannonier then went on to TKO Anderson Silva with a leg kick in the first round. Hermansson battled Jacare Souza to a decision in one of the more impressive performances of the year. He managed to knock Jacare down, take him down and control him for long periods of time, very impressive against a BJJ wizard like Jacare. The stylistic matchup is a very interesting one.
In the co main event Gunnar Nelson returns after his decision loss to Leon Edwards to face Gilbert Burns in what promises to be an exciting fight. Gunnar’s last win was incredible; one of the bloodiest finishes in UFC history. Gilbert Burns has an explosive style with good striking and knockout power. This looks to be a classic striker vs grappler matchup.
Other exciting matchups on the card include what could be fight of the night between Marc Diakese and Lando Vanatta. 2 flashy strikers known for their highlight reel kicks and knockouts. Jack Shore also makes his UFC debut and John Phillips returns after the all-Welsh fight against Jack Marshman. Nicolas Dalby also makes his highly anticipated UFC return against Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira.
The full card is below:
UFC Fight Night 160 Main Event:
185 lbs.: Jack Hermansson vs. Jared Cannonier
UFC Fight Night 160 Main Card on ESPN+ (2 p.m. ET):
155 lbs.: Danilo Belluardo vs. Mark Madsen
170 lbs.: Gunnar Nelson vs. Gilbert Burns
205 lbs.: Ion Cutelaba vs. Khalil Rountree
205 lbs.: Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Ovince Saint Preux
170 lbs.: Nicolas Dalby vs. Alex Oliveira
UFC Fight Night 160 Prelims Card on ESPN+ (11 a.m. ET):
185 lbs.: Alen Amedovski vs. John Phillips
185 lbs.: Alessio Di Chirico vs. Makhmud Muradov
170 lbs.: Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Ismail Naurdiev
135 lbs.: Macy Chiasson vs. Lina Lansberg
155 lbs.: Marc Diakiese vs. Lando Vannata
135 lbs.: Nohelin Hernandez vs. Jack Shore
155 lbs.: Giga Chikadze vs. Brandon Davis
*Fight card, bout order and the amount of matches subject to changeM
- John Phillips vs. Alen Amedovski
- Alessio Di Chirico vs. Makhmud Muradov
- Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Ismail Naurdiev
- Brandon Davis vs. Giga Chikadze
- Macy Chiasson vs. Lina Lansberg
- Lando Va
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