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Who won Hermansson vs Gastelum?
Jack Hermansson beat Kelvin Gastelum by submission in the 1st round, during the co-main event of UFC Fight Island 2, on Saturday 18th July 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Hermansson vs Gastelum stats
Jack Hermansson stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Kelvin Gastelum made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Hermansson had advantage in power over Gastelum, with a 55% knock out percentage over Gastelum's 40%.
Jack Hermansson was the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Hermansson had a height advantage of 4 inches over Gastelum. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Hermansson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 months earlier than Gastelum, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 67 to Gastelum's 66.
Hermansson vs Gastelum form
Hermansson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jared Cannonier at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Previous to that, he had beat Ronaldo Souza at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at BB&T Center, Sunrise, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against David Branch at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.
Before that, he had been beaten by Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He had beat Alex Nicholson at UFC Fight Night 109 on 28th May 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Gastelum had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Darren Till at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Ronaldo Souza at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Before that, he had won against Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 122 on 25th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China.
He had won against Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 106 on 11th March 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Olympic Training Center, Fortaleza, Brazil.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jack Hermansson had been fighting more than Kelvin Gastelum.
Going to this contest, Jack Hermansson had last fought 2 years, 8 months and 23 days ago, while Kelvin Gastelum's last outing had been 2 years, 7 months and 18 days ago.
Hermansson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Gastelum's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.