In the pulsating main event of UFC Vegas 86, Jack Hermansson showcased why experience is a game-changer in the world of mixed martial arts. Despite the buzz surrounding Joe Pyfer before the match, Hermansson’s seasoned skills proved paramount.
Weathering an early storm, Hermansson orchestrated a comeback. He unleashed a relentless offense in the final three rounds, securing a unanimous decision victory.
Hermansson’s strategic brilliance unfolded with a barrage of devastating calf kicks, strategically dismantling Pyfer. The consistent assault not only inflicted damage but showcased Hermansson’s tactical prowess.
A lead jab emerged as a crucial weapon, consistently snapping Pyfer’s head back. Hermansson’s boxing skills played a pivotal role in opening up opportunities for sustained offense.
After his first UFC loss, Pyfer said: “Listen, I don’t think anything surprised me. Jack was better tonight. I guess he would have won the last three rounds. I feel like the shift in this fight was literally the calf kicks.”
Reflecting on his victory, Hermansson expressed his desire to promote MMA in Norway. He also said that he wished to compete in two more bouts this year. Additionally he expressed interest in a potential bout with Nassourdine Imavov, who recently defeated Roman Dolidze.
Hermasson said: “I’d love to have at least two more fights this year. First of all, legalize MMA in Norway, it’s really important for me. Second of all, I would love to fight in Sweden again. And third of all, what about Nassourdine Imavov from last weekend? I think that would be a great opponent.”
In Norway, pro boxing and professional mixed martial arts are still prohibited. There are misconceptions about the true nature of mixed martial arts.
In Norway, there are many who believe that these bouts are taking place in deserted industrial basements. There are no regulations and participants compete “to the death.” Bias exists in various forms, but it usually results from ignorance.
However, the fan base is expanding rapidly. Also, the NMMAF is taking steps to make it popular and legalize it.