The co-main event of the evening opposed Jack Hermansson and Kelvin Gastellum, a fight between two elite middleweights at UFC on ESPN+ 30.
On paper, the two fighters were pretty much on the same level. However, the fight didn’t last long.
Gastellum pressured Hermansson early and got a takedown. He maintained top position for a moment before Hermansson pushed him off and proceeded to roll into a heel hook. Gastellum couldn’t get out of the submission and was forced to tap.
Hermansson scores a big win by submitting Gastellum in the very first round.
In his last outing Hermansson suffered a TKO loss to Jared Cannonier, which snapped a four-fight win streak, but with tonight’s win he’s back on winning column.