LAS VEGAS, Nevada – On December 3rd, UFC APEX’s No. 4 Derek Brunson will face No. 8 Jack Hermanson as two top-10 UFC middleweights collide.
first reported Ariel Helwani.
Brunson (23-8) lost to Jared Cannonier in the knockout bout at UFC 271. Before that loss, he had won five in a row and was looking for a chance against Israel Adesanya. He’s trying to be the rookie in Las Vegas against Hermanson.
Hermansson (23-7) is about to take on Chris Curtis in July. While the performance was criticized as a safety and even booed by some fans, it did give Hermanson a chance at No. 4 middleweight. A win over Brunson could put him in the title race.
Other fights at UFC APEX on December 3 include:
- Matt Schnell vs. Matthews Nicholas
- Tracy Cortez vs. Amanda Ribas