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Hermansson reacts to being the underdog against unranked Pyfer

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Even though N0. 10 ranked veteran Jack Hermansson has been one of the top UFC middleweights for many years, he’s still the underdog going into Saturday’s five-round fight against Joe Pyfer.

The Swede claimed to not be that surprised at Pyfer, who’s got five straight stoppage wins, being the favored fighter.

“Once in a while, those guys are coming up with a lot of hype and, you know, they need to find someone a little bit better to settle that hype down a little bit, so, and then they might not be as much of a favorite in their next fight,” Hermansson told Bjpenndotcom. “So, it happens all the time that these younger killers are looking really, really good until they get up there [in the rankings].”

The “Joker” believes that Pyfer will try to come out hard from the start of the fight, relying on his power.

“So, the plan is to not get hit and hit him a lot,” Hermansson said.

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UFC Fight Night with Jack Hermansson

Main card

  • Middleweight bout: Jack Hermansson vs. Joe Pyfer
  • Featherweight bout: Dan Ige vs. Andre Fili
  • Middleweight bout: Robert Bryczek vs. Ihor Potieira
  • Middleweight bout: Brad Tavares vs. Gregory Rodrigues
  • Lightweight bout: Michael Johnson vs. Darrius Flowers
  • Middleweight bout: Rodolfo Vieira vs. Armen Petrosyan

Preliminary card

  • Welterweight bout: Trevin Giles vs. Carlos Prates
  • Lightweight bout: Damir Hadzovic vs. Bolaji Oki
  • Women’s strawweight bout: Loma Lookboonmee vs. Bruna Brasil
  • Light heavyweight bout: Devin Clark vs. Marcin Prachnio
  • Welterweight bout: Max Griffin vs. Jeremiah Wells
  • Light heavyweight bout: Zac Pauga vs. Bogdan Guskov
  • Featherweight bout: Fernie Garcia vs. Hyder Amil
  • Bantamweight bout: Daniel Marcos vs. Aori Qileng

* Fight card is a subject of change.

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