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Who won Hermansson vs Souza?
Jack Hermansson beat Ronaldo Souza by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 8, on Saturday 27th April 2019 at BB&T Center in Sunrise.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jack Hermansson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Hermansson vs Souza stats
Jack Hermansson stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Ronaldo Souza made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Hermansson had a massive power advantage over Souza, boasting at 58% knock out percentage over Souza's 0%.
Jack Hermansson was the younger man by 8 years, at 33 years old.
Hermansson had 6-inch reach advantage.
Hermansson was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 year and 10 months later than Souza, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 59 more professional rounds, 59 to Souza's 0.
Hermansson vs Souza form
Jack Hermansson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Marvin Vettori at UFC Vegas 16 on 5th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Island 2 on 18th July 2020 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jared Cannonier at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Before 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.
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.
Ronaldo Souza remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jan Blachowicz at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had lost to Jack Hermansson 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 beat Chris Weidman at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had been beaten by Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He had defeated Derek Brunson at UFC on FOX 27 on 27th January 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jack Hermansson had been fighting more than Ronaldo Souza.
Going to this contest, Jack Hermansson had last fought 9 months and 12 days ago, while Ronaldo Souza's last outing had been 1 year, 10 months and 1 day ago.
Hermansson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Souza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.