UFC London results: Jack Hermansson, Chris Curtis industry insults after Hermansson wins selection
Jack Hermansson and Chris Curtis sought after referee Marc Goddard between them when Curtis gave Hermansson the double-bird after 15 minutes together in UFC London’s co-main.
Hermansson, who solidly received a three-round striking combat, were given right here right kind once more with a “f*** you,” prompting officials to high-tail it into the octagon as bouncers. Curtis’ Xtreme Couture teammates just about held him once more from the legitimate announcement, a 29-28, 29-28, 30-27 slate for Hermansson, and he however gave a thumbs down.
The general alternate was once necessarily essentially the most heated part of an otherwise pedestrian kickboxing affair. Stepping in on transient understand for the injured Darren Till, Curtis didn’t get out of first gear until the third round, when Hermansson had built a solid lead the use of his superior best and reach. The Swede used body kicks and takedown makes an try to keep Curtis off-balance, and he evaded firefights when his American opponent grew to develop into up the tempo.
That’s perhaps why Curtis out of place his staying power throughout the third, when he did his very best artwork of the struggle after getting wobbled by the use of a head kick in the second. As Curtis started to ramp up, Hermansson endured to deny him the chance to land massive photos and snuck in more body kicks. An opportunity to cut the street on Hermansson, the No. 12 ranked middleweight in MMA Fighting’s World Rankings, become an out of the country bust for Curtis, who received his first 3 UFC fights. Curtis made clear his displeasure with Hermansson’s manner.
Hermansson, within the interim, bounced once more after a reduce up identify loss to Sean Strickland throughout the headliner of UFC Vegas 47. He has bounced between wins and losses in his earlier seven fights, and apologized for the fiery post-fight display.
“He was once taunting me, and a frog jumped out of my mouth,” Hermansson discussed.