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Exclusive: Jack Hermansson highlights the difference in facing Darren Till and Kevin Holland

Jack Hermansson faces Kevin Holland next

Jack Hermansson was to face Darren Till before the Kevin Holland replacement

Jack “The Joker” Hermansson was the latest guest on the WERMMA show and opened up on his next fight.

Jack Hermansson celebrates after defeating Kelvin Gastelum
Jack Hermansson of Sweden celebrates after his submission victory over Kelvin Gastelum in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The 32-year-old was to face Darren Till at UFC 185 but things changed after Till picked up an injury. Kevin Holland, who has been on a great run this year, took up the fight, and Hermansson explained the difference in fighting styles between the two:

“Darren Till looks pretty much the same in every fight. He has a pattern and he is really good at what he does but it is very limited. It is the same techniques over and over again and same movement. He is the same fighter in every fight but he’s really good at what he does.

“Kevin Holland, on the other hand, you never know what you are gonna get because he’s unpredictable and very creative and opportunistic.

“That makes it a little bit harder to game plan against. On the other hand, he isn’t as sharp as Darren in any area of the game.”

Till was the bigger name in all this but Hermansson isn’t taking Holland lightly. The 28-year-old has won all four of his fights in 2020 and been impressive this year.

Advantage over Holland

Hermansson was also asked if he had an advantage over Holland. The Swede brought up his ground game and suggested he always has an advantage when it comes to that:

“Absolutely. I do believe it is an advantage for me to take everybody down. I will always have an advantage there and then.

“I do believe I am the better stand-up fighter but at the same time in stand-up fighting, you are always one punch ahead from losing, so it is a much more dangerous game to play than the more controlled ground game.”

Kevin Holland wants a piece of Israel Adesanya
Kevin Holland takes down Charlie Ontiveros in a middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Hermansson added that it is always a bit of a risk to take someone on standing up. However, he was confident of doing well against Holland and claimed he was in the best shape of his life.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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