Following the cancelation of his main event fight at UFC Fight Night Gdansk, #15 ranked Thiago Santos is now set to fight Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo.
Santos (15-5-0) enters the fight on the strength of a two fight winning streak, defeating the duo of Gerald Meerchaert and Jack Marshman. Santos is going to be competing in his native country for the first time in over a year. The Brazilian’s last bout in the country was a loss to Eric Spicely at UFC Fight Night 95. Santos has only had two of his bouts in the UFC go the distance, which came at UFC 175 and UFC Fight Night 80.
Hermansson (16-3-0) also enters the fight riding a two fight winning streak, with his victories coming over Alex Nicholson and Brad Scott. Hermansson has only suffered a single defeat under the UFC banner, and that came to Cezar Ferreira at UFC Fight Night 100. Hermansson also competed in the Cage Warriors promotion, where he held the promotion’s middleweight title.
UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo takes place on Saturday, October 28 from the Ibirapueroa Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil with Lyoto Machida and Derek Brunson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.