- UFC Odds: Jack Hermansson +158 underdog, Sean Strickland -188 favorite.
- Prediction: Sean Strickland by Decision.
UFC Vegas 47 goes down February 5, headlined by two middleweight contenders Jack Hermansson taking on Sean Strickland. We review the opening Hermansson vs Strickland odds with an early fight prediction for this upcoming 185 pound bout.
Jack Hermansson vs Sean Strickland Odds
Online sportsbooks are giving the #7 ranked middleweight Sean Strickland the slight edge over #6 ranked Jack Hermansson. ‘The Joker’ Hermansson, is currently a +158 underdog, (Bet $100, Net $158). For Strickland, he’s being the betting favorite in all his bouts since fight Kamaru Usman way back in 2017. You can find odds for Strickland defeating Hermansson as short as -188 on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Hermansson vs Strickland Prediction
Jack Hermansson remains a solid middleweight contender since entering the UFC in 2016. The Swedish-Norwegian is coming off a unanimous decision win over Edmen Shahbazyan in May.
Prior to that ‘The Joker’ lost to title challenger Marvin Vettori, it has been a tough road for Hermasson who has yet to get a title shot at 185 pounds. Outside of MMA, Hermansson also competed in a freestyle wrestling match last month, losing to Khamzat Chimaev.
Hermansson’s opponent Sean Strickland has been red hot since moving up from welterweight to middleweight. He’s on a five win fight streak and is coming off an impressive win over Uriah Hall. Strickland was supposed to fight former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold next, but that fight didn’t transpire due an injury Rockhold picked up.
This is a fight Sean has been calling for and it’s actually good for both fighters. As the top five are booked up for Hermansson right now. If Sean wins here it will be a huge test if he can hang in there with the top five middleweights. I expect Strickland to wear on Hermansson and grind out a decision win, picking up his biggest UFC win to date.
UFC Vegas 47 Main Event On ESPN+:
185 lbs.: Jack Hermansson vs. Sean Strickland
UFC Vegas 47 Main Card, Prelims On ESPN+:
185 lbs.: Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Chidi Njokuani
185 lbs.: Sam Alvey vs. Ian Heinisch
170 lbs.: Phil Rowe vs. Jason Witt
205 lbs.: Jailton Almeida vs. Danilo Marques
135 lbs.: John Castaneda vs. Miles Johns
125 lbs.: Denys Bondar vs. Malcolm Gordon
145 lbs.: Hakeem Dawodu vs. Mike Trizano
185 lbs.: Bryan Battle vs. Tresean Gore
185 lbs.: Nick Maximov vs. Punahele Soriano
170 lbs.: Shavkat Rakhmonov and Carlston Harris
145 lbs.: Julian Erosa vs. Steven Peterson
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