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Exclusive to ESPN+, UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Strickland will be live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas this Saturday, Feb. 5, with the main card at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, preceded by the Prelims at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. Live coverage includes UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Hermansson vs. Strickland on ESPN2 Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET and will provide fans with exclusive insights and views on the biggest stories heading into Fight Night.
The main event is a middleweight bout between No. 6 Jack Hermansson (22-6) and No. 7 Sean Strickland (24-3). With a win, both fighters hope to soon face against reigning division champion Israel Adesanya. Hermansson’s nine middleweight victories since 2016, including six of his last eight fights, are the second most in the division, behind only Adesanya’s 10. Strickland is riding a five-fight winning streak, the second longest in the division, only trailing Adesanya (10).
The co-main features middleweights Punahele Soriano (8-1) and Nick Maximov (7-0). Dana White’s Contender Series alum Soriano has ended seven of his wins in the first round, two within 45 seconds. Undefeated Maximov has won three times with a first-round finish.
Brendan Fitzgerald will call the action, alongside Paul Felder and UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping. Megan Olivia will serve as reporter.
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