A middleweight bout between David Branch and Jack Hermansson served as the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC Philadelphia event.
David Branch enters tonight’s fight looking to rebound, this after he suffered a TKO loss to Jared Cannonier in his most recent appearance at UFC 230. The former WSOF “champ champ” has gone 2-2 during his most recent stint with the UFC.
As for Jack Hermansson, “The Joker” enters tonight’s co-main event with a ton of momentum after scoring back-to-back stoppage victories over Thales Leites and Gerald Meerschaert.
Round one begins and Hermansson comes out quickly. Branch lands a low kick but “The Joker” is on him with a combination. Branch circles and then leaps in with a jab that lands. Hermansson shoots in and then scores a nice takedown. He lands in side control. David Branch attempts to scramble but gives up his back. Hermansson transitions to a guillotine choke and this is tight. Branch is trying to defend but this does not look good. Hermansson cranks the hold and this one is all over! WOW!
Official UFC Philadelphia result: Jack Hermansson def. David Branch via submission (guillotine choke) in Round 1