Jared Cannonier (13-4) scored his third consecutive win as a middleweight last night at UFC Fight Night 160 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The 35-year-old American defeated Sweden’s Jack Hermansson (20-5) via TKO in the second round of their main event bout. Cannonier began his pro MMA career as a heavyweight, then he moved down to light heavyweight, but both divisions were obviously too much for him.
He made the switch to the middleweight division last year at UFC 230 and since then he’s 3-0.
Hermansson had the fans behind him, but that didn’t faze “The Killa Gorilla” at all. The American was smart and calculated with his moves, as he was throwing nice combos and mostly relying on counter-attacks. It was just a few seconds into the second round when Cannonier managed to land a short uppercut that shook “The Joker” who stumbled and fall on the canvas. Then it was all Jared who started mauling his adversary on the ground until the ref jumped in and called the fight.
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UFC Fight Night 160 results:
Jared Cannonier def. Jack Hermansson via TKO (Round 2)
Mark Madsen def. Danilo Belluardo via TKO (Round 1,)
Gilbert Burns def. Gunnar Nelson via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ion Cutelaba def. Khalil Rountree via TKO (Round 1)
Ovince Saint Preux def. Michal Oleksiejczuk via submission (Round 2)
Nicolas Dalby def. Alex Oliveira via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
John Phillips def. Alen Amedovski via KO (Round 1)
Makhmud Muradov def. Alessio Di Chirico via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ismail Naurdiev def. Siyar Bahadurzada via UD (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)
Giga Chikadze def. Brandon Davis via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Lina Lansberg def. Macy Chiasson via UD (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Marc Diakiese def. Lando Vannata via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Jack Shore def. Nohelin Hernandez via submission (Round 3)