Jack “The Joker” Hermansson (20-4-0) takes on Jared “Killa Gorilla” Cannonier (12-4-0) in a Middleweight bout that’s the main event at UFC Fight Night 160 on Saturday at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The 31 year-old Swede knows that a convincing win in this fight will see him in the frame for a title shot, or at least a crack at the Number 2-ranked Paulo Costa or (if he beats Darren Till) the Number 3-ranked Kelvin Gastelum.
Hermansson claimed a unanimous decision win over Ronaldo Souza in Ft. Lauderdale in April this year, in what was the biggest win of his career to date. It stretched his current winning streak four fights following victories over Thales Leites, Gerald Meerschaert and David Branch over the previous 12-months.
The Number 9-ranked Cannonier agreed to taking on Hermansson in Denmark after Gastelum refused to accept the fight at present. It’s a dangerous fight for “The Joker”, with the 35 year-old American coming into this bout on the back of consecutive wins over Branch and, most recently, Anderson Silva at UFC 237.
Hermansson vs Cannonier Betting Lines & Prediction
As for UFC Fight Night 160 predictions for this fight, Jack Hermansson is an aggressive fighter constantly looking to force the issue and throwing strong overhand strikes. Jared Cannonier possesses plenty of punching power himself, but Hermansson is the more complete fighter who has a clear advantage should the contest go to canvas given his wrestling background.
The latest UFC betting lines favour Hermansson in the Fight Result market, with the best odds on him at -235 (1.42) with bet365. Cannonier can be backed at +195 (2.95). The Swede looks fully justified as the favourite here, and has to be the best bet.
UFC Fight Night 160 Pick: Fight Result – Jack Hermansson to Win @ -235 (1.42) with bet365