Jack Hermansson and Kelvin Gastelum are set to face on in a middleweight bout Saturday at UFC Fight Night on Fight Island. The two are the sixth and seventh ranked fighters in their weight class, respectively. They’ve never faced each other in the octagon before, so we’ll get to see how the stack up against one another for the first time this weekend.
Gastelum is 16-5 and looking to bounce back from two straight losses. He lost via decision to Isreal Adesanya before falling via split decision in a close one to Darren Till in November of last year. He’s a stubborn fighter who has never been knocked out and makes it a point to finish his fights.
Hermansson is 25-5 and is also looking to bounce back from a loss. He fell to Jared Cannonier via TKO in a fight last September, which ended a four-fight winning streak. He was seen as a rising star and potential title contender ahead of his fight with Cannonier, but now he’ll have to get a statement win to get back on track.
Neither Hermansson or Gastelum are knockout specialists, but Hermanssonn’s 11 knockouts trump Gastelum’s mark of six.
Here are the betting odds so far at DraftKings Sportsbook for Jack Hermansson vs. Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night from Fight Island on July 18th:
Money line odds
Jack Hermansson: +100
Kelvin Gastelum: -125
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