Pros react to Jack Hermansson defeating Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Island 2

Jack Hermansson
Sep 3, 2016; Hamburg, Germany; Jack Hermansson (blue gloves) defeats Scott Askham (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Barclaycard Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight’s UFC Fight Island 2 co-main event featured a key middleweight bout between perennial division contenders Kelvin Gastelum and Jack Hermansson.

Gastelum (15-5 MMA) was looking to snap a two-fight losing skid when he squared off with ‘The Joker’ this evening. In his most previous effort at November’s UFC 244 event, ‘KG’ wound up on the wrong end of a split-decision against Darren Till.

Meanwhile, Jack Hermansson (20-5 MMA) was also be looking to rebound at tonight’s event, this after suffering a loss to Jared Cannonier in his most previous effort. That setback had snapped a four-fight winning streak for the powerful Swede.

Tonight’s UFC Fight Island 2 co-headliner did not last long. Shortly after Gastelum took the fight to the canvas with a nice reversal, Hermansson was able to lockup a heel hook submission which quickly forced Kelvin to tapout.

Official UFC Fight Island 2 Result: Jack Hermansson def. Kelvin Gastelum via submission (heel hook) in Round 1

Check out how the pros reacted to Hermansson defeating Gastelum below:

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Who would you like to see Jack Hermansson fight next following his submission victory over Kelvin Gatelum this evening on Yas Island? Share your thoughts in the comments section PENN Nation!

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on July 18, 2020