Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play (main card) as UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier goes down in one of my favorite cities in the world - Copenhagen, Denmark.
The headliner comes in the middleweight division, with the surging Jack Hermansson taking on Jared Cannonier. The co-main will see Mark Madsen take on Danilo Belluardo.
This is European show so we’re starting things early.. The seven-fight preliminary card starts at 11am ET/8am PT on ESPN+, while the six-fight main card (for which play-by-play will be provided) will kick off at 2pm ET/11am PT on ESPN+.
Check out this week’s MMA Vivisection for predictions, analysis and betting odds on the each matchup.
Jack Hermansson vs. Jared Cannonier
Round 1 - Hermansson an immediate leg kick. He shoots. Cannonier fights him off. Short shot and he separates. Inside leg kick from Hermansson. He dives in again, spins around to his back, and hits a german suplex! He sinks a hook on the back but Cannonier scoots away to his feet. Hermansson looks for a judo throw but Cannonier uses a whizzer to stay off his back and lands a knee. They reset. Low leg kick from Hermansson. Hermansson shoots but gets stuffed. Cannonier with a counter right hook. Leg kick from Cannonier. Again. Jab. Hermansson with a sloppy shot. Hermansson with a leg kick and a jab. They trade low kicks. Slapping jook from Hermansson. Cannonier with another leg kick that staggers Hermansson a bit. 10-9 Cannonier.
Round 2 - Leg kicks from Hermansson. Cannonier stuffed a takedown and somehow Hermansson to his back. It was tough to see what happened. Cannonier is all over Hermansson with strikes and it’s over! Just like that! On the replay it looks like Cannonier caught him with an uppercut as he came in.
Jared Cannonier defeated Jack Hermansson via TKO (strikes), :27 of round 2
Mark Madsen vs. Danilo Belluardo
Round 1 - Madsen moves him against the fence right away. He gets a takedown. Big punches and elbows. He looks for a guillotine. He lets go to land big elbows. Belluardo is just covering up. It’s over. Madsen was totally dominant.
Mark Madsen defeated Danilo Belluardo via TKO (strikes), 1:12 of round 1
Gunnar Nelson vs. Gilbert Burns
Round 1 - Leg kick from Burns. They trade and Burns lands a left over the top. Leg kick from Nelson. Burns returns it. Quick left from Nelson. Nelson with a straight right and a left hook. Burns misses with a wild shot. Low leg kick from Durinho. Knee to the belly in close from Burns. Side kick from Nelson. Counter shot from Burns. They clinch against the cage with a minute left. Nelson with a takedown. Can’t do anything with it. 10-9 Burns.
Round 2 - Side kick from Nelson. Low leg kick and a left from Burns. Gunnar with a low kick that spins Burns around. Nelson flurries and clinches. He scoops a single but can’t do anything with it. He lands a combo and goes back inside. He can’t get a takedown again. Burns lands a hard right. Nelson looks for a single leg takedown. Again, nothing there. Gunnar secures a body lock. Burns hits a beautiful throw! He tries to secure a choke but Gunnar scoots away. Huge flying knee from Burns! They scramble and Burns looks for a front choke. He can’t secure it but takes top position. 10-9 Burns.
Round 3 - Leg kicks from both men. Nelson secures a body lock from behind again, but Burns turns into him against the cage. Burns with a right over the top. Nelson looks for a double leg but Burns defends again. Short uppercuts inside from Burns. Nelson with a short right inside. They separate. Nelson with a body shot, but Burns cracks back with a right hook. Nelson jumps in with a right. Leg kick from Burns. Burns wings a head kick and just misses. They clinch again. Nelson with a shoulder check. Burns reverses and gets a big late takedown. He’s on the back. Nelson spins away before he can sink hooks. 10-9 and 30-27 Burns.
Gilbert Burns defeated Gunnar Nelson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ion Cutelaba vs. Khalil Rountree Jr
Round 1 - Slow start. They trade rights. Big body kick from Rountree but it got caught, and Cutelaba gets a brief takedown. Rountree is up, goes back down, and is up again. Elbow from Rountee and they separate. Superman punch lands for Cutelaba, and he ducks under for a nice takedown. Big elbow from the top. Solid punch, and another. Rountree is up, but Cutelaba trips him back down and lands huge elbows. It’s over!
Ion Cutelaba defeated Khalil Rountree Jr via TKO (strikes), 2:35 of round 1
Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Round 1 - Oleksiejczuk with a left. Another. OSP with a knee. Another big left over the top and OSP was hurt briefly. Oleksiejczuk pressuring hard. Body shot. Another. OSP tries to tie him up, without success. He looks for a takedown. They battle in the clinch, and separate. Oleksiejczuk with a straight left and he trips. He looks for a kimura but can’t secure it. Oleksiejczuk is on his back landing punches. OSP gets up but eats a body shot. He backs out and lands another body shot. OSP circles out and walks backwards while Oleksiejczuk presses. Two more body shots. Left from Saint Preux. Uppercut. He presses with three lefts. Oleksiejczuk fires back with his own left. They tie up against the fence. Head kick from OSP on the break. 10-9 Oleksiejczuk.
Round 2 - Oleksiejczuk comes forward with lefts. High body kick from Saint Preux. OSP with some volume now. He grabs the head and lands knees to the body. Another collar tie and he lands a left and a knee to the body. OSP gets a takedown into half. He looks for a Von Flue choke. He can’t secure it the first time, but he did the second time! It’s over!
Ovince Saint Preux defeated Michal Oleksiejczuk via submission (Von Flue choke), 2:14 of round 2
Nicolas Dalby vs. Alex Oliveira
Round 1 - Low leg kick from Oliveira. Dalby responds. Two-punch combo and a body kick from Dalby. They trade kicks again. Left hook from Dalby. Inside leg kick from Dalby. He avoids a Cowboy punch. Jab from Dalby. Hard right from Oliveira. Dalby presses with a combo. They trade shots. Head kick from Oliveira is blocked. Another flurry from Dalby. Dalby shoots but Oliveira stuffs him. They clinch up against the fence. Oliveira gets a takedown and tries to put Dalby flat on his back. Dalby is resisting, but Cowboy eventually gets him there. Few punches from Cowboy. Dalby reverses position right at the horn. 10-9 Oliveira.
Round 2 - They miss with early strikes. Oliveira lands a jab but misses with the follow-up. Eye poke from Dalby. Quick restart. They trade leg kicks. Dalby with some big shots and a head kick! Oliveira looks for a takedown. Oliveira scoops a leg but Dalby turns the corner and gets a takedown himself. Dalby passes to half with Oliveira’s head against the cage. Short shots and elbows from Dalby. Harder shots now as Oliveira gets up. They battle in the clinch before Oliveira straight runs away. Dalby with some big shots and they clinch again. Oliveira with a takedown and he has the back briefly, but Dalby reverses. Oliveira with an upkick while Dalby is on his knees, and the ref jumps in. He restarts them on the feet, which is ridiculous. 10-9 Dalby.
Round 3 - Dalby lands a good shot. Front headlock. Dalby gets Oliveira against the cage and shoulder checks him. Oliveira spins around to his back and slams him to the mat with a body lock. Oliveira in side and lands a right. Oliveira is landing rights, and the ref stands them up! That was awful! Oliveira goes right back in for another takedown but gets reversed. Oliveira has a leg up high but can’t get the other one free. Dalby scoots through to mount! Dalby grabs and arm and drops some rights on his face and body. Strong finish from Dalby! 10-9 and 29-28 Dalby.
Nicolas Dalby defeated Alex Oliveira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Main Card 2pm ET, ESPN+)
Preliminary Card (11 AM ET, ESPN+)
John Phillips def. Alen Amedovski by KO (punches) at :17 of round 1
Makhmud Muradov def. Alessio di Chirico by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Ismail Naurdiev def. Siyar Bahadurzada by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)
Giga Chikadze def. Brandon Davis by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) - Originally announced as a split draw
Lina Lansberg def. Macy Chiasson by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Marc Diakiese def. Lando Vannata by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Jack Shore def. Noehlin Hernandez by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:51 of round 3