UFC Vegas 47 performance bonus winners and recap: Strickland beats Hermansson by split decision in headliner

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Sean Strickland defeated Jack Hermansson via split decision in their middleweight clash in the main event UFC Vegas 47, Saturday in Las Vegas.

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.

Sean Strickland extends win streak in UFC Vegas 47 main event

“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.

The night’s other main card winners included Shavkat Rakhmonov (KO/TKO), Brendan Allen (submission), Bryan Battle (unanimous decision), and Julian Erosa (split decision).

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–Field Level Media


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