Fresh off a win last Saturday, Swede Jack Hermansson (19-4) is ready to jump in to face Brazilian Ronaldo Souza (26-6) on April 27 at the UFC event in Sunrise, Florida. The news was first reported by ESPN.
Hermansson (19-4) finished American David Branch (22-6) at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia last Saturday. The Frontline Academy fighter only needed 49 seconds to end the bout with a guillotine earning him a $50,000 Performance of the Night.
Breaking: Jacare Souza vs. Jack Hermansson is verbally agreed to headline UFC Fight Night on April 27. Hermansson replaces Yoel Romero, who withdrew due to illness. UFC has promised Souza a title shot should he win. A victory would improve his UFC record to 10-3.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 6, 2019
Yoel Romero was pulled out of the UFC on ESPN 3 headliner against ‘Jacare’ due to illness. It was set to be the #2 ranked contender against the Brazilian #3 ranked. It is expected that Souza, the former Strikeforce chapion, will get a title shot with a win here.