Taking main event honours in certainly one of the most entertaining middleweight matchups in recent memory, Swedish born grappler, Jack ‘The Joker’ Hermansson has confirmed he suffered a broken eye socket and toe in his incredible five-round back-and-forth with Marvin ‘The Italian Dream’ Vettori last night.
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Hermansson, a former Cage Warriors titleholder is now forced on a path to a return to the win column again, following his winning return at UFC Fight Island 2 in July, where he picked up a quickfire heel-hook submission win over one-time interim middleweight title challenger, Kelvin Gastelum.
For Vettori, who entered last night’s headliner as the #12 ranked 185-pound contender, he can expect his name jotted amongst the division’s top-five come the release of the official rankings next week.
With sights set on a potential title-eliminator next, the 27-year-old Italian called for an intriguing pairing with fellow heavy hitter and recent middleweight title challenger, Paulo ‘The Eraser’ Costa.