Ranked middleweights Jack Hermansson and Sean Strickland are expected to headline UFC’s February 5th event, per a report from Brett Okamoto of ESPN.
The fight will be the main event of a card that doesn’t have a confirmed location at the moment.
Hermansson and Strickland are currently placed sixth and seventh respectively on UFC’s official middleweight rankings as of Friday.
Strickland has attained a strong four-fight winning streak since returning in late 2020. He was successful in his first UFC main event bout in July, going five rounds against Uriah Hall for a unanimous decision victory.
Prior wins in Strickland’s run have come against names like Krzysztof Jotko and Brendan Allen.
Hermansson has bounced between winning and losing in recent years, although the results have come against some of the top names in the division. He scored a win in his last showing, beating Edmen Shahbazyan via unanimous decision in May.
Before then, Hermansson went five rounds against Marvin Vettori for a decision loss in late 2020.
Here are all of the fights that have been reported for UFC’s February 5th event thus far:
Bout 6: Sean Strickland (24-3) vs. Jack Hermansson (22-6) (Middleweight)
Bout 5: Ian Heinisch (14-5) vs. Sam Alvey (33-16-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Hakeem Dawodu (12-2-1) vs. Mike Trizano (9-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 3: Bryan Battle (6-1) vs. Tresean Gore (3-0) (Middleweight)
Bout 2: Punahele Soriano (8-1) vs. Nick Maximov (7-0) (Middleweight)
Bout 1: Shavkat Rakhmonov (14-0) vs. Carlston Harris (17-4) (Welterweight)