Strickland took the fight 49-46, 47-48, 49-46 at the UFC APEX. Strickland (25-3) landed more strikes (161-137) and more significant strikes (153-137) than Hermansson (22-7), who finished 0-for-8 on takedown attempts.
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“I was being a pansy,” Strickland said in his post-fight interview. “I should have stayed in the pocket and thrown like I did at the end. Maybe I let the pressure get to me. Again, sorry. I was fighting like a b*tch out there. Sorry. … Lesson learned. Won’t happen again.”
Strickland has won six straight. Hermansson was coming off a win in May.
In the co-main event, Nick Maximov defeated Punahele Soriano also by split decision, 29-28, 30-27, 28-29. Maximov had 11 takedowns and 8:45 in control time. Soriano, however, landed more strikes and significant strikes.
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