Jack Hermansson vs. Jared Cannonier Targeted to Main Event UFC Copenhagen

Photo Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

Photo Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

A middleweight battle between Jack Hermansson and Jared Cannonier is in the works to headline UFC Copenhagen on September 28. Cannonier’s manager Malki Kawa broke the news of the fight on Twitter.

Hermansson (20-4) is currently riding a four-fight win streak, most recently defeating “Jacare” Souza by unanimous decision in April. Prior to his victory over Souza, “The Joker” scored finishes over Thales Leites via TKO, as well as Gerald Meerschaert and David Branch by submission via guillotine choke.

Cannonier (12-4) is coming off of back-to-back wins over David Branch and former middleweight king Anderson Silva, most recently defeating Silva via first-round TKO at UFC 237 in May. “The Killa Gorilla” holds an Octagon record of 5-4 but stands at 2-0 since making the move from light heavyweight to middleweight.