At the onset Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza opened as a UFC betting odds favorite over Jack Hermansson for UFC on ESPN at Sunrise, Florida. Originally Yoel Romero was supposed to face Souza in this event. However, Romero was not able to go due to coming down with a small case of pneumonia. As a result, the opportunity opened up for Hermansson to replace him against Jacare. Hermansson is considered to be a rising star in UFC and he now stands the chance for a breakout win. As for Jacare he is one of the most celebrated MMA fighters of all time.
UFC on ESPN: Jacare vs. Hermansson
Date and Time: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9 p.m. ET
Location: BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
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Souza and Hermansson
To begin with the middleweight bout between Souza and Hermansson is considered by many to be fairly even with the UFC Betting Odds. And Hermansson is big reason as to why. “The Joker” is 30 years old and a native of Sweden. He now resides in Oslo, Norway. Overall Hermansson has a career record of 19-4 and is riding a three-bout winning streak. He has posted 11 knockout, five submission, and three decision wins. Losses include one by knockout, two by submission, and one by decision.
Ronaldo Souza is 39 years old and a native of Brazil that now resides in Orlando, Florida. Souza has a career sportsbook online record of 26-6-1. On the whole Souza has eight knockout, 14 submission, and four decision wins. Of his losses there were three knockouts and three decisions. Now Jacare is ranked fourth in the official UFC middleweight rankings. By contrast Hermansson is ranked 10th in the official UFC middleweight rankings.
Late on Jacare has lost a bit of his offshore wagering value with three losses in his last seven fights. In view of that the price on Souza for this fight is easier to understand. In his last bout on November 3, 2018 Jacare met Chris Weidman at UFC 230. Souza scored a third-round knockout by punches and won fight of the night honors. Prior to that Souza met up with Kelvin Gastelum on May 2, 2018 at UFC 224. Gastelum got a split decision win in a three round bout and again earned fight of the night recognition.
Last time out for Jack Hermansson was on March 30, 2019 when he faced David Branch at UFC on ESPN. Hermansson scored an impressive first round submission choke win at the 49 second mark. Hermansson earned performance of the night honors with the performance. Prior to that Hermansson met Gerald Meerschaert on December 15, 2018 at UFC on Fox. By reason of another submission choke did Hermansson win at the 4:25 mark of the first round.
Matchup to Watch
On this occasion Hermansson is a live dog with the UFC Betting Odds. Specifically, he has the more impressive body of work in recent bouts.
Jacare vs. Hermansson UFC Betting Odds Picks
In this situation Jack Hermansson is the better value.
UFC Betting Online Pick: Jack Hermansson
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