UFC on ESPN 19: Jack Hermansson vs. Marvin Vettori Play-by-Play

Ranked middleweights Jack Hermansson and Marvin Vettori fought in the main event of Saturday’s UFC “Fight Night” card. Here’s how the five-round fight went.

Bout 8: Jack Hermansson (21-5) vs. Marvin Vettori (15-3-1) (Middleweight)

Both fighters showed their quick punches in the first few minutes of the fight. Both were landing hard punches that weren’t rocking guys but were connecting. Vettori landed a left cross in the third minute that dropped Hermansson. Vettori looked for a guillotine choke on the ground, losing it shortly after in half guard. Hermansson put Vettori into full guard. Hermansson was able to escape the position just before the round ran out of time.

Hermansson shot for a single leg takedown in the first minute of the second round, seating Vettori down for a moment. Vettori was able to put Hermansson on his back in the second minute, taking full guard. Vettori got to his feet in the fourth minute, with Hermansson getting up moments later. Vettori blocked a takedown attempt in the final minute of the round.

Vettori stopped another takedown attempt early in the third round. Hermansson was aggressive for the first half of the third round, coming forward with strikes.

Like the round before, the fourth round was a close battle on the feet. Both fighters were engaging in exchanges where they would both land combinations, mostly punches. Vettori had a strong finish to the round, connecting with impactful shots.

The quick pace of striking seemingly didn’t slow down as the fight entered the final round. Vettori clinched after landing a left cross in the second minute of the round. The fighters clinched again in the final minute of the round. Vettori looked for a takedown from the position. Hermansson pulled guard to look for a heel hook. Vettori escaped the attempt before the round ran out of time. Hermansson limped out of the position, seemingly hurting a leg. Vettori won the fight after five rounds of action (49-46, 49-46 & 49-45).

RESULT: Marvin Vettori def. Jack Hermansson via Decision, Unanimous

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Total
Hermansson 9 9 10 9 9 49
Vettori 10 10 9 10 10 46

Live coverage of the entire card can be viewed here.

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