UFC contender Jack Hermansson is of firm belief that he is the toughest matchup for the middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
Adesanya is geared up to take on Vettori at UFC 263 in June. After a failed attempt at capturing the UFC light heavyweight title where he was outgrappled by Blachowicz, Adesanya seems determined to score this win.
For a grappler like Hermansson, seeing Blachowicz exploit Adesanya’s bottom game was crucial.
Prior to his loss against Vettori, Jack Hermansson impressed everyone when he defeated former title challenger Kelvin Gastelum by heel hook in 2020.
While speaking to LowKickMMA he said, “I think that I’m probably the hardest matchup for him out there. I believe that me and probably Chris Weidman… he’s a similar style as myself.
“I think I have a little bit more of a devastating ground and pound, he probably has a little bit of better wrestling, but I think myself and Chris are the hardest matchups for Adesanya in this division.”
Hermansson also said that he saw holes in Adesanya’s game against Blachowicz and believes he’s the man who is the toughest test for him at 185lbs.
“Blachowicz showed some weaknesses in his game, his bottom game is definitely not the best. If I can get on top of him, he’s in big trouble,” Hermansson stated.
Hermansson is without a doubt on of the best fighters in his division. If he engages in a fight with Adesanya, it would definitely be a barn-burner. But before engaging with Adesanya, he first needs to defeat Shahbazyan at UFC 262.