Souza vs. Hermansson should end inside distance, but for whom?


MMA Junkie Radio co-host and MMA Junkie contributor Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC Ft. Lauderdale.

UFC Ft. Lauderdale takes place Saturday at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The main card streams on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN2.

Ronaldo Souza (26-6 MMA, 9-3 UFC)


Staple info:

Height: 6’1″ Age: 39 Weight: 185 lbs. Reach: 72″ Last fight:KO win over Chris Weidman(Nov. 3, 2018) Camp: Fusion X-cel Performance (Florida) Stance/striking style: Orthodox/kickboxing Risk management: Good

Supplemental info:

+ Former Strikeforce middleweight champion
+ Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo black belt
+ Multiple grappling accolades
+ 8 KO victories
+ 14 submission wins
+ 18 first-round finishes
+ KO power
+ Consistent pace and pressure
+ Heavy right hand
^ Throws well off feints and shifts
+ Improved wrestling ability
^ Favors takedowns along fence
+ Dangerous in transition
^ Superb scrambles and back-takes
+ Slick submission setups

Jack Hermansson (19-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC)


Staple info:

Height: 6’1″ Age: 30 Weight: 185 lbs. Reach:77.5″ Last fight:Submission win over David Branch(March 30, 2019) Camp: Frontline Academy (Sweden) Stance/striking style: Orthodox/kickboxing Risk management: Fair

Supplemental info:

+ Regional MMA titles
+ Wrestling base
+ 11 KO victories
+ 5 submission wins
+ 9 first-round finishes
+ KO Power
+ Consistent pace and pressure
+ Long and accurate jab
+ Hard leg and body kicks
+ Strong clinch game
^ Dirty boxing, trips, takedowns
+ Excellent transitional grappler
^ Works well from front-headlock
+ Active and attacking guard
+ Superb ground striker

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