Sean Strickland: I Want To Take Jack Hermansson’s Soul & Watch Him Bleed

Sean Strickland has intense emotions about his upcoming main event fight against Jack Hermansson.

Strickland’s fight against Hermansson is still two months out, but he already has intense emotions about how the bout could play out. The rising middl…

Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland has intense emotions about his upcoming main event fight against Jack Hermansson.

Strickland’s fight against Hermansson is still two months out, but he already has intense emotions about how the bout could play out. The rising middleweight contender said recently that when he meets Hermansson in UFC’s February 5th headliner, he hopes to “take everything” from Hermansson, including his “soul.”

The ranked middleweight mentioned his violent plans in a recent interview.

“I think it’s going to be a kickboxing match. I think we’re going to stand and bang. Obviously, it’s a fight, anything happens, but like the fourth round I want to f*cking take his soul,” Strickland said to MMA Junkie. “I want to take everything from him. I want to watch him bleed. I want to watch him hurt. The fourth round I really just want to f*cking put it on him.”

Jack Hermansson Provides Big Challenge For Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland
Sean Strickland

While confident in his words and planning to bring violence, Strickland undoubtedly has a big challenge ahead of him, as Hermansson is a tough contender in his own right.

Hermansson has won three of his last five bouts. His recent losses have come against big names in the division like Jared Cannonier and Marvin Vettori. His last appearance was in May, where he beat prospect Edmen Shahbazyan on the judges’ scorecards.

A win for Strickland will continue his quick and successful rise up the 185-pound division. Strickland won his first UFC main event in July, defeating Uriah Hall on scorecards. The fight was his fourth victory since returning in the fall of 2020.

Strickland envisions a victory next year, potentially setting him up for a fight against the UFC middleweight champion. He expects the result of his fight, along with an upcoming clash between Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier, to determine who is next in line for champion Israel Adesanya.

Who is your pick for the early February main event? Sean Strickland or Jack Hermansson?

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Jack Hermansson vs. Sean Strickland Set As Feb. 5 Headliner

Top-10 middleweights Jack Hermansson and Sean Strickland are set to collide in the main event of the February 5 UFC Fight Night event.

The news of this middleweight clash was first reported by ESPN on Friday. The bout has been verbally agreed to b…

Jack Hermansson, Sean Strickland

Top-10 middleweights Jack Hermansson and Sean Strickland are set to collide in the main event of the February 5 UFC Fight Night event.

The news of this middleweight clash was first reported by ESPN on Friday. The bout has been verbally agreed to by both parties and contracts should be signed shortly.

Both Hermansson and Strickland are coming off wins. Hermansson (#6) defeated Edmen Shahbazyan via unanimous decision in May but has had mixed results in his most recent fights, going 2-2 in his last four bouts. Hermansson has also kept himself busy by engaging in a wrestling matchup with welterweight Khamzat Chimaev.

The last time Hermansson main-evented a UFC card, he took home Fight of the Night against Marvin Vettori. Hermansson came out on the losing end of that contest and will certainly look to have a different outcome as he returns to the main event spotlight in February.

Sean Strickland (#7) has been searching for a new opponent ever since his bout with Luke Rockhold fell apart. Strickland and Rockhold were engaged in some very heated trash talk that was expected to culminate at UFC 268 in November. Unfortunately, Rockhold had to withdraw from the bout.

Strickland shut the door on a potential fight against Darren Till and name-dropped Paulo Costa or Jack Hermansson as targeted opponents. We now know that he has been paired with the latter opponent on the tail end of winter.

Sean Strickland is currently enjoying a five-fight winning streak, most recently defeating Uriah Hall via unanimous decision in a July main event.

MMA News will keep you updated on additional updates and fight announcements connected to this February 5 Fight Night card.

Who do you pick to win this middleweight bout: Jack Hermansson or Sean Strickland?

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Sean Strickland Not Fighting Darren Till, Wants Costa or Hermansson

Sean Strickland has no interest in accepting the call out from Darren Till.

Strickland is in a position where he is looking for an important opponent after Luke Rockhold was forced out of their fight due to injury. One of the people that called him…

Sean Strickland Darren Till

Sean Strickland has no interest in accepting the call out from Darren Till.

Strickland is in a position where he is looking for an important opponent after Luke Rockhold was forced out of their fight due to injury. One of the people that called him out was none other than Darren Till, who said that he was offered a fight with the controversial middleweight contender by the UFC and that he was interested in making it happen.

However, it seems that while Till may be down for this scrap, Strickland does not feel the same. Taking to his Twitter, he revealed that he was more interested in a fight with Paulo Costa, but if that does not work out, he would be down to face Jack Hermansson instead.

“Instagram blocked me, joked about a pedophile dying and I guess they didn’t like it lol!!!! Anyways I’m not fighting Darren Till. I want Costa and if Costa can’t put down the wine and cookies I want Jack,” Strickland explained.

Bouts against Costa or Hermansson have more upside for Strickland given the trajectory of their careers right now, and the fact that they are ranked above him, and would help to propel him closer to a crack at the middleweight title.

Juxtapose this to Darren Till, who is always a big opponent, but is ranked below Strickland, and has lost two of his three fights since moving up to the middleweight division. No matter what the UFC decides to do, there are really no bad matchups to make at the top of 185lb.

Would you rather see Sean Strickland fight Paulo Costa or Jack Hermansson? Who do you think Darren Till should fight when he returns to the Octagon?

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Khamzat Chimaev Fan Storms The Cage After Jack Hermansson Wrestling Match

Khamzat ChimaevKhamzat Chimaev outwrestled Jack Hermansson but was then greeted by a fan as he stormed the cage.  Bulldog Fight Night 9 was a mix and match-up of events that included boxing, MMA, and wrestling bouts.  The event was headlined by Chimaev vs Hermansson in a freestyle wrestling matchup, where “Borz” would win in a dominant […]

Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev outwrestled Jack Hermansson but was then greeted by a fan as he stormed the cage

Bulldog Fight Night 9 was a mix and match-up of events that included boxing, MMA, and wrestling bouts. 

The event was headlined by Chimaev vs Hermansson in a freestyle wrestling matchup, where “Borz” would win in a dominant fashion and was met by a fan who managed to get past security. A few moments passed by before the overzealous Chimaev supporter was ejected from the event.

 

Khamzat Chimaev & Jack Hermansson UFC career’s have had different paths

Chimaev is currently undefeated with an MMA record of 10-0 and a UFC record of 4-0, ‘Borz’ has been making a name for himself in MMA’s premier promotion with several dominant displays against increasingly tough opposition.

In his UFC debut Chimaev defeated John Phillips by second-round submission at middleweight, he would then ten days later fight Rhys Mckee at welterweight and would go on to win by TKO in the first round. 

In Chimaev’s first bout he would outstrike his opponent 124-2, in his second fight, he would outstrike his opponent 68-0. 

At UFC 267 in his most recent bout ‘Borz”’ would defeat fan favourite Jingliang Li by first-round submission, this would enter him into the top ten of the welterweight rankings. 

Hermansson is currently ranked sixth in the middleweight division, going 2-2 in his last four fights with a first-round submission over fan favourite Kelvin Gastelum, and his most recent fight being a win over Edmen Shahbazyan. 

However his losses have come to the number three ranked middleweight Jared Cannonier by TKO, and former title challenger Marvin Vettori. 

Do you think we should have more wrestling matches with UFC fighters? 

Khamzat Chimaev Beats Jack Hermansson In Wrestling Match

Khamzat ChimaevUFC rising star Khamzat Chimaev continued his winning ways, this time in a freestyle wrestling match against Jack Hermansson in Sweden. Chimaev took on his UFC middleweight colleague, Hermansson in the main event of Bulldog Fight Night 9 in Gothenburg. The match was a special-rules wrestling contest at 187 pounds and included two three-minute rounds. […]

Khamzat Chimaev

UFC rising star Khamzat Chimaev continued his winning ways, this time in a freestyle wrestling match against Jack Hermansson in Sweden.

Chimaev took on his UFC middleweight colleague, Hermansson in the main event of Bulldog Fight Night 9 in Gothenburg. The match was a special-rules wrestling contest at 187 pounds and included two three-minute rounds.

The card featured a series of boxing, MMA, and wrestling matches, with Chimaev and Hermansson taking center stage.

Check out the match below, as Chimaev earned the victory.

Khamzat Chimaev Could Be Close To Getting A UFC Title Shot

Chimaev’s stock in MMA has risen considerably over the past year, especially after his most recent finish over Li Jingliang at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi. He brought Jingliang to the ground with relative ease before wrapping it up with a quick submission victory.

Chimaev first rose to prominence in 2020, after earning three finishes over nearly two months. He finished Rhys McKee and middleweight Gerald Meerschaert during his eye-opening year with the promotion.

Before signing with the UFC, Chimaev made a name for himself during an undefeated stint in Brave CF. He has an undefeated overall professional record of 10-0 in MMA, with all ten of his wins failing to go the distance.

Hermansson came into the wrestling match with Chimaev following his dominant win over Edmen Shahbazyan in May. He showcased his elite grappling skillset and didn’t allow Shahbazyan to get going on the feet.

Chimaev is currently the No. 10 ranked welterweight in the UFC rankings and is on his way to potentially get a title shot in 2022. While his 2021 is more than likely done in terms of competition, fans can look forward to seeing the Swedish star continue his rise next year.

What is your prediction for Khamzat Chimaev’s UFC run in 2022?

(VIDEO) Fan Storms Ring After Chimaev Outwrestles Hermansson

Tonight at Bulldog Fight Night 9, Khamzat Chimaev outwrestled Jack Hermansson and was then congratulated by an overeager fan.

The Bulldog Fight Night 9 event included some boxing fights and MMA matchups and featured a freestyle matchup between UFC …

Khamzat Chimaev, Jack Hermansson

Tonight at Bulldog Fight Night 9, Khamzat Chimaev outwrestled Jack Hermansson and was then congratulated by an overeager fan.

The Bulldog Fight Night 9 event included some boxing fights and MMA matchups and featured a freestyle matchup between UFC fighters Khamzat Chimaev and Jack Hermansson. “Borz” went on to take home a dominant victory and was then met by a fan who managed to get past security, enter the ring, and embrace the victor. You can watch the incident below (h/t Twitter user @MMAEejit).

As far as their UFC career goes, Khamzat Chimaev remains undefeated at 10-0, most recently destroying Li Jingliant at UFC 267. Meanwhile, Jack Hermansson (22-6) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Edmen Shahbazyan in May at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt. Chimaev is ranked #10 in the welterweight division while Hermansson is the #6-ranked middleweight.

Bulldog Fight Night 9 took place in Gothenburg, Sweden earlier today, Friday, November 19, 2021. The wrestling match between Chimaev and Hermansson contained two three-minute rounds.

You can watch the full wrestling match below.

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