UFC Copenhagen: Cannonier Stops Hermansson

Jared Cannonier made his claim for a spot in the upper echelon of the UFC’s middleweight rankings, as he stopped Jack Hermansson in the main event of UFC Copenhagen.

Hermansson came out of the gate with leg kicks but his first takedown attempt early on was stuffed. Hermansson soon suplexed Cannonier and attempted a rear-naked choke, but Cannonier was able to shake him off and quickly get up after another takedown. Cannonier managed to get his fair share of strikes in the second half of the opening frame as Hermansson slowed down.

And that led to the events of the second round. Cannonier quickly dropped Hermansson with an uppercut before swarming him with a barrage of strikes on the ground until the referee stepped in.

UFC Copenhagen Main Card Results:

Jared Cannonier def. Jack Hermansson via TKO (Rd. 2, 0:27)
Mark Madsen def. Danilo Belluardo via TKO (Rd. 1, 1:12)
Gilbert Burns def. Gunnar Nelson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ion Cutelaba def. Khalil Rountree Jr. via TKO (Rd. 1, 2:35)
Ovince Saint Preux def. Michal Oleksiejczuk via submission (Von Flue choke) (Rd. 3, 2:14)
Nicolas Dalby def. Alex Oliveira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

UFC Copenhagen Preliminary Card Results:

John Phillips def. Alen Amedovski via KO (Rd. 1, 0:14)
Makhmud Muradov def. Alessio Di Chirico via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ismail Naurdiev def. Siyar Bahadurzada via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)
Giga Chikadze def. Brandon Davis via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)*
Lina Lansberg def. Macy Chiasson via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Marc Diakiese def. Lando Vannata via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Jack Shore def. Nohelin Hernandez via submission (rear-naked choke) (Rd. 3, 2:51)

*was originally announced as a split draw (28-29, 29-28, 29-29) before being corrected later in the broadcast

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