UFC Fight Night 172: Hermansson vs Gastelum 07/18/2020 Predictions, Previews and Betting Spread

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UFC Fight Night 172 Hermansson vs Gastelum 07-18-2020 Predictions Previews and Betting Spread

UFC Fight Night 172: Hermansson vs Gastelum 07/18/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to have their third fight card in just one week with UFC Fight Night 172 that is set to happen this Saturday, July 18. This event is held at the Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Crowds won’t still be allowed to come inside but fans can still watch the fight through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The main event will put the vacant UFC flyweight championship on the line between Deiveson and Joseph Benavidez. Co-headlining them are two top middleweights that seek to go an inch closer to a title fight as Jack Hermansson takes on Kelvin Gastelum. This fight is expected to be very close but Gastelum may be the lower-ranked fighter but they are slightly favored to win according to UFC Online.

UFC Fight Night 172: Hermansson vs Gastelum 07/18/2020

When: Saturday, July 18, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 172: Hermansson vs Gastelum 07/18/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Jack Hermansson -105 Kelvin Gastelum -115

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Jack Hermansson

Jack Hermansson is known as “The Joker” inside the cage and this 32-year-old came all the way from Sweden. He stands at six-foot-one and trains at the Frontline Academy fight team. His professional record is at 20-5 and 11 of his victories are from knockouts. Hermansson has been in the UFC since September 2016 and in his first five fights, he lost only two matches. He went on to win his next four fights and they were against Ronaldo Souza, David Branch, Gerald Meerschaert and Thales Leites. His last professional bout was back in September 2019 in UFC Fight Night 160. In that match, Hermansson was put in the same cage with Jared Cannonier but he lost in the second round by a knockout.

Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum is at his prime at 28-years-old and hails from Yuma, Arizona in the USA. This middleweight fighter is at five-foot-nine and polishes his skills at the Kings MMA stable. His professional MMA records stand at 15-5 with six wins through knockouts. Gastelum has been fighting in the UFC since April 2013. He started off his career winning five straight matches and they were against Uriah Hall, Brian Melancon, Rick Story, Nicholas Musoke and Jake Ellenberger. Right now, he is aiming to cut the losing drought after losing both his matches in 2019. His last match was held in November 2019 and he pushed Darren Till to the limit in UFC 244. The judges were split and favored Till winning over Gastelum.

Hermansson vs Gastelum Betting Numbers

Record 20-5-0 16-5-0 (1 NC)
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country United States Sweden
Height 6′ 1″ 5′ 9″
Weight (lbs) 185 185
Reach (inches) 77 71
Win by KO/TKO 40% 55%
Win by Submission 27% 25%
Decisions 33% 20%
Strikes landed per minute 5.13 3.75
Striking accuracy 48% 43%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.56 3.01
Striking defense 56% 59%
Takedown average 2.23 0.8
Takedown accuracy 36% 35%
Takedown defense 77% 62%
Submission average 0.7 0.1

Hermansson vs Gastelum Betting Picks

This is going to be close but with Gastelum’s experience and hunger from the bitter defeat against Till, he is given the upper hand in this match against Hermansson by Relentless Sportsbook. Hermansson may put this fight to the limit and the judges’ cards will choose the winner.