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Derek Brunson out – Jack Hermansson gets new opponent for December 3



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Swedish middleweight Jack “The Joker” Hermansson will face Roman Dolidze on December 3. Photo: Bill Streicher – USA TODAY Sports

Veteran Derek Brunson is out of his middleweight fight against Swedish Jack Hermansson, however, the UFC has quickly found a replacement for Brunson.

According to ESPN, “The Joker” will now face unranked, but dangerous, Roman Dolidze instead.

The short notice replacement has a record of 11-1, with an impressive 5-1 in the promotion. He rides-an three fight winning streak, and last knocked out Phil Hawes less than a month ago.

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Jack Hermansson is ranked No. 8

Jack Hermansson comes from a win against Chris Curtis at UFC London in July, Curtis was also a short notice replacement, since Darren Till was forced to pull out of the scheduled fight. However, “The Joker” fought a great fight from the outside, keeping his frustrated opponent at bay.

Jack Hermansson is currently ranked No. 8 in the middleweight division.

Fight card for UFC Orlando

With the change, the UFC Orlando lineup looks like following.

  • Stephen Thompson vs. Kevin Holland
  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Bryan Barberena
  • Roman Dolidze vs. Jack Hermansson
  • Matheus Nicolau vs. Matt Schnell
  • Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tai Tuivasa
  • Niko Price vs. Phil Rowe
  • Natan Levy vs. Genaro Valdez
  • Francis Marshall vs. Marcelo Rojo
  • Tracy Cortez vs. Amanda Ribas
  • Darren Elkins vs. Jonathan Pearce
  • Eryk Anders vs. Kyle Daukaus
  • Marc Diakiese vs. Michael Johnson
  • Clay Guida vs. Scott Holtzman
  • Emily Ducote vs. Angela Hill
  • Yazmin Jauregui vs. Istela Nunes

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