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Jack Hermansson BEATS Joe Pyfer, calls for UFC card in Sweden and urges Norway to legalize MMA



UFC Vegas 86 just wrapped up at the Apex in Las Vegas where Swedish-Norwegian middleweight contender Jack Hermansson scored a unanimous decision victory against rising American prospect Joe Pyfer.

This was Pyfer’s first UFC headliner and an opportunity for him to enter the top 15 after having won his first three fights in the world-leading promotion by finish. The hyped-up Dana White’s Contender Series alum was even the betting favorite before the bout, even though the No. 11 ranked Hermansson was certainly the more experienced fighter.

However, while Pyfer did good initially and hurt Hermansson with a couple of good shots in the first two rounds, “The Joker” would turn the tables and make necessary adjustments both offensively and defensively in order to win the last three rounds on the judges scorecards.

Hermansson used calf-kicks to slow Pyfer down and bloodied the American’s nose, constantly peppering him with jabs. In round five, Hermansson secured a takedown on his first try after having stuffed every takedown attempt by Pyfer up to that point.

In the end, the judges were all in agreement as Hermansson was awarded the win with 48-47 scorecards across the board.

Jack Hermansson wants UFC fight in Sweden, targets Nassourdine Imavov next

In his post-fight interview, Hermansson declared that “no one has better cardio than me” before once again urging Norway to legalize MMA.

“That’s very important for me,” Hermansson said.

Hermansson also called for another UFC card in Sweden and decided to call out No. 8 ranked Nassourdine Imavov for his next fight. Imavov just defeated Roman Dolidze by decision in last weekend’s UFC headliner at the Apex, so the timing would definitely make sense and they are both ranked pretty close to each other too.

UFC Vegas 86 results for Jack Hermansson vs Joe Pyfer and more

That being said, check out the official UFC Vegas 86 results down below!

  • Jack Hermansson def. Joe Pyfer via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
  • Dan Ige def. Andre Fili via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:43
  • Ihor Potieria def. Robert Bryczek via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Gregory Rodrigues def. Brad Tavares via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:55
  • Michael Johnson def. Darrius Flowers via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Rodolfo Vieira def. Armen Petrosyan via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:48
  • Carlos Prates def. Trevin Giles via knockout (punch) – Round 2, 4:03
  • Bolaji Oki def. Tim Cuamba via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Loma Lookboonmee def. Bruna Brasil via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Marcin Prachnio def. Devin Clark via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Max Griffin def. Jeremiah Wells via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Bogdan Guskov def. Zac Pauga via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:38
  • Hyder Amil def. Fernie Garcia via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:12
  • Daniel Marcos vs. Aori Qileng declared no contest (accidental groin strike) – Round 2, 3:28

Bonuses report and post-fight presser

The following four fighters were awarded 50,000 dollar performance bonuses by the UFC:

  • Dan Ige
  • Rodolfo Vieira
  • Carlos Prates
  • Bogdan Gusko

Check out the post-fight press conference right here!

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