Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2010
- Eleven wins by KO, six by submission (2 RNC, armbar, guillotine, heel hook)
- Ten first round finishes
- Scored first round submission win over UFC vet Karlos Vemola in August of 2015
- Has won seven of his last 11
- Origin of nickname: “People called me ‘The Joker’ several times, both in school and when I was gonna fight, because I always have a smile on my face.”
UFC on ESPN (12/3/22) Hermansson was stopped by Roman Dolidze via strikes at 4:06 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Hermansson won a three round unanimous decision over Chris Curtis
UFC Fight Night (2/5/22) Hermansson lost a five round split decision to Sean Strickland
UFC Fight Night (5/22/21) Hermansson won a three round unanimous decision over Edmen Shahbazyan
UFC on ESPN (12/5/20) Hermansson lost a five round unanimous decision to Marvin Vettori
UFC Fight Night (7/19/20) Hermansson submitted Kelvin Gastelum via heel hook at 1:18 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/28/19) Hermansson was stopped by Jared Cannonier via strikes at :27 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (4/27/19) Hermansson won a five round unanimous decision over Ronaldo Souza
UFC on ESPN (3/30/19) Hermansson submitted David Branch via guillotine choke at :49 of the first round
UFC on FOX (12/15/18) Hermansson submitted Gerald Meerschaert via guillotine choke at 4:25 of the first round
UFC 224 (5/12/18) Hermansson stopped Thales Leites via strikes at 2:10 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (10/28/17) Hermansson was stopped by Thiago Santos via strikes at 4:59 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (8/5/17) Hermansson stopped Brad Scott via strikes at 3:50 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (5/28/17) Hermansson stopped Alex Nicholson via strikes at 2:00 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/19/16) Hermansson was submitted by Cezar Ferreira via arm triangle choke at 2:11 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (9/3/16) Hermansson won a three round unanimous decision over Scott Askham
When and why did you start training for fighting? I wanted to do martial arts since I was a very small kid but I was not allowed. I was doing wrestling for 10 years and I was looking for new challenges. I was always a big fan of martial arts since I was a kid and fighting was always something I wanted to do. Me and my brother trained for fighting with each other all the time, learning from books and Bruce Lee movies. I stumbled upon MMA around 2006 on the internet, watching PRIDE, Bas Rutten and the UFC. I started to train in 2008 and fought my first amateur bout in 2009.
What ranks and titles have you held? ECFF middleweight champ,
WFS middleweight champ, CWFC middleweight champ
Do you have any heroes? My mom, Joachim Hansen, Alexander Gustafsson, Bruce Lee
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a great deal for me. To fight in the UFC is like a dream for me. It is one of my big goals in life. And I am so happy to be able to fight the best fighters in the world while the whole world is watching.
What was your job before you started fighting? Worked in a petshop, worked with endangered species of animals, was a substitute teacher and student assistant, and worked as a bartender.
Favorite grappling technique: Heel hook
Favorite Striking technique: The jab