Jack Hermansson (16-3) will make his return for the Octagon in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 28. The UFC announced the news today that the Norwegian-based Swede will face Thiago Santos (15-5) at UFC Fight Night 119.
The UFC made a mistake last week, when they said the Joker –they meant to announce Jack Marshman– will be taking on Antonio Carlos Junior (8-2-1). But now the UFC has released the news that “Marreta” will be the opponent after KSW vet Michał Materla pulled out of the bout.
“My fourth UFC fight in a year and this time against the 15 ranked middelweight fighter of the world, Thiago “marreta” Santos from Rio De Janiero, Brazil. It’s been a year since last time São Paulo and this fight is a great present since we have some un-finished business to settle” posts Hermansson on Facebook after the announcement.
The Nordic Middleweight star improved his Octagon record to 3-1 with a brutal ground and pound stoppage over the Brad Scott at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City, Mexico earlier in the month.
The Brazilian is 33 years old and will have the advantage of a home crowd behind him. He has a 7 win and 4 loss record in the Octagon, and two wins in a row, with wins over Gerald Meerschaert and Jack Marshman. His two fights before that were losses to Eric Spicely and Gegard Mousasi.
The Frontline MMA Academy fighter won his second straight bout in just 2.5 months, with his UFC Stockholm win over Alex Nicholson and following versus Scott. He is the former Cage Warriors middleweight champion.
The card headlined by former UFC champion Lyoto Machida and Derek Brunson. Christian Colombo will also be representing the vikings as he takes on Carlos Felipe.