Jack Hermansson overcame a slow start to defeat Joe Pyfer in the UFC Vegas 86 main event, marking his 11th win in 17 UFC fights.
In the UFC Vegas 86 main event, Jack Hermansson stood his ground. He was up against Joe Pyfer, a rising star in the MMA world.
The fight didn’t start well for Hermansson. Pyfer’s power seemed to be getting the better of him in the early rounds. But Hermansson, with his wealth of experience, started to turn the tide in Round 3.
The final 10 minutes saw Hermansson pull away on the scorecards. This victory marked his 11th win in 17 UFC fights. His fight record now alternates between wins and losses in his last nine bouts.
Hermansson, also known as “The Joker,” is making a name for himself in the UFC’s middleweight division. His unpredictability and resilience make him a tough competitor to beat.
Fellow fighters were quick to praise Hermansson’s performance. They highlighted the difference in octagon time between the two headliners, which they believe influenced the outcome.
The MMA community reacted on social media. Check out some of the best reactions below.
Derek Brunson tweeted, “It’s a different ball game when you get inside that top 10. I fought over a decade inside the TOP 10. Not many can say they have, Even past champs. A lot have reached the high and faded big, then lose 8 in a row like Johnny Hendricks! Joe will learn from this! #MMA”
Chris Curtis, aka The Action Man, tweeted, “I’ve said it a thousand times, losing a round means nothing. And 5 round fights are a whole different monster. Way to go Jack, veteran performance, and Pyfer has nothing to be ashamed of. Big step up and he performed admirably.”
Ode’ Osbourne tweeted, “Wow, what a fight! I counted Jack out after the first. Way to come back and prove me wrong! #UFCVegas86”
Caolan Loughran tweeted, “Rodolfo Viera is not a well rounded MMA fighter but his hip pressure, mount and top game is ELITE is he can get you there #UFCVegas86”
Carlos Prates had a spectacular knockout in his UFC debut. Derek Brunson tweeted, “Prates just caught his river card to kill your pocket AAs. What a come back!”
Hyder Amil also impressed in his UFC debut.