UFC Fight Night results, highlights: Jack Hermansson stops Joe Pyfer’s hype train with decision win
Jack Hermansson is back in the win column. Hermansson put the doubters to rest by outpointing Joe Pyfer in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night. Hermansson and Pyfer fought for five competitive rounds at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas with Hermanson finishing victorious.
Pyfer entered his first major event with five consecutive stoppages in less than nine minutes. Pyfer’s penchant for quick finishes took its toll on the opening round. Hermansson overreacted to Pyfer’s emotion and was moved late in the round. Hermansson settled in before Round 2, putting pressure on Pyfer and landing kicks. It was a competitive fight, but it was Hermansson’s experience and diverse game that made the difference. Hermansson landed more strikes, stopped all of Pyfer’s takedowns and pinned Pyfer in Round 5. All three judges scored the bout 48-47 in favor of the veteran.
“I know people underestimated my boxing skills because of some past performances…” Hermansson told UFC reporter Daniel Cormier in his post-fight interview. “I got hit at the start more than I should have.
“I would like to have at least two more fights this year. There are a few things I want to say. First, legalize MMA in Norway. It is very important to me. Second, I would like fight in Sweden. again. Finally, what about Nassourdine Imovov?”
Hermansson (24-8) won after the longest streak of his UFC career. Hermansson has alternated wins and losses dating back to April 2019. Pyfer (12-3) suffered the first loss of his UFC career.