Swedish striking specialist Jack Hermansson has made a career out of wrecking dudes with accurate kicks and punches. Though he washed out of TUF Brasil 2, Thiago Santos is an ace kickboxer himself. Guess what happens when you put these two guys together?
It is, apparently, all about inches when two of these kinds of fighters meet. And for the first few minutes, there were no inches available for either man to gain much of an advantage – Hermansson was in motion, flicking out a jab and threatening with a takedown attempt, while Santos was aggressive and working kicks and combos. But eventually Santos followed up on a flying knee attempt with some sneaky lefts and rights, and soon Hermansson was covering up, backing up, and wilting against the cage – some of those punches had gotten through. When he collapsed and ate even more punishment, the ref was forced to jump in right at the horn.
Results: Thiago Santos def. Jack Hermansson via TKO (Punches) at 4:49, R1