Overlooking your opponent is never a good thing to do in mixed martial arts. Leading up to the middleweight (185 lbs) match-up between Jack Hermansson and Jared Cannonier, Hermansson was already looking ahead to a possible #1 contender fight in 2020. However, the UFC is unforgiving when a fighter becomes complacent.
At the Royal Arena in Copenhagen Denmark, Cannonier secured a second-round TKO victory against Hermansson via ground and pound. Hermansson made a critical error at the start of the second round when he went for a double leg takedown without setting up the wrestling maneuver with strikes. Cannonier was able to brace himself for the takedown while throwing a sneaky left uppercut that hit Hermansson on the temple. After a few hammer fists, Cannonier was declared the winner with 4:32 left in the second round. Cannonier has remained undefeated since he has moved down from light heavyweight (205 lbs).