Jack “The Joker” Hermansson

Jack Berndhard Hermansson

Jack Berndhard Hermansson, born in June 10th, 1988, is a Swedish-born Norwegian professional mixed martial artist, who competes in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

He is the former middleweight champion in Cage Warriors and Warrior Fight Series.

As of May 24, 2021, he is #6 in the UFC middleweight rankings.

Jack Hermansson UFC Profile – From 2016 to 2021

2016

Hermansson vs. Askham

On May 31, 2016, it was announced that Hermansson had signed with the UFC.

He made his promotional debut against Scott Askham on September 3, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 93.

He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Hermansson vs. Ferreira

Hermansson next faced Cezar Ferreira on November 19, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 100.

 He lost the fight via submission in the second round.

2017

Hermansson vs. Nicholson

Next Hermansson faced Alex Nicholson on May 28, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 109.

This was the first time in his professional career that Hermansson fought in his native Sweden.

He won the fight by TKO in the first round.

Hermansson vs. Scott

Hermansson next fought Brad Scott on August 5, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 114.

He won the fight by TKO in the first round.

Hermansson vs. Santos

Hermansson faced Thiago Santos on October 28, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 119.

He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

2018

Hermansson vs. Leites

Hermansson faced Thales Leites on May 12, 2018, at UFC 224.

He suffered a serious rib injury after being taken down in the first round.

However, despite being in severe pain, he survived several submission attempts in the first and second round, and was able to rally back and win the fight via TKO in the third round.

Hermansson vs. Meerschaert

Hermansson faced Gerald Meerschaert on December 15, 2018, at UFC on Fox 31.

He won the fight by a guillotine choke submission in the first round.

2019

Hermansson vs. Branch

Hermansson next faced David Branch on March 30, 2019, at UFC on ESPN 2.

He won the fight via submission due to a guillotine choke, 49 seconds into the first round.

 This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

Hermansson vs. Souza

Hermansson had a quick turnaround as he replaced an injured Yoel Romero to face former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo Souza on April 27, 2019, in the main event at UFC Fight Night 150.

He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Hermansson vs. Cannonier

Hermansson faced Jared Cannonier on September 28, 2019, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 160.

He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.

2020

Hermansson vs. Gastelum

He faced Kelvin Gastelum on July 19, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 172.

The Joker won the fight by submission due to a heel hook in the first round.

Hermansson vs. Vettori

Hermansson was scheduled to face Darren Till on December 5, 2020, at UFC on ESPN 19.

He then faced Marvin Vettori at the event instead, after Till and first replacement Kevin Holland couldn’t make it.

He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.

2021

Hermansson vs. Shahbazyan

Hermansson was scheduled to face Edmen Shahbazyan on May 15, 2021, at UFC 262.

However, the fight took place at a later date, on UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt on May 22, 2021.

He won the fight via unanimous decision after taking over with his grappling in rounds two and three.

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