Swedish mixed martial arts fighter Jack Hermansson will have a duel with Italian Marvin Vettori this weekend. According to Jack, after winning this confrontation, he should become the next contender for the UFC middleweight title and face its owner, New Zealander Israel Adesanya. But still, if the leadership of the promoted considers that he must fight another fight, then Hermansson is ready to share the octagon with Australian Robert Whittaker or Brazilian Paulo Costa in order to consolidate his claim.

“Everything is going so that Adesanya will face Blakhovich in the next fight. If not, then I believe that I should become the next rival of Israel. He defeated Whittaker, defeated Costa and Cannonier after defeat. There is no other candidate in the middleweight division. I am ready to meet with him after January. If the UFC wants me to secure my title fight, then I can face Whittaker or Costa, ”said Hermanson.

Recall that the duel between Jack and Marvin will be the main event of the UFC on ESPN 19 tournament, which will take place on December 5 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Sergey Kharitonov: “I should have met Tyson in the ring before the end of the year”

Bellator heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov claims he was going to host an exhibition boxing match this year against legendary Mike Tyson.

“I would like to watch the Tyson-Jones fight, but did not watch it. In the morning I woke up, however, due to certain recent events, I did not have the opportunity to watch the fight. And I did not review it, although a lot of journalists called me after this fight. And I already knew. the result in advance, because I was also offered a fight with Tyson and was told that the winner would not be determined, a draw would be declared.

I had to meet with Mike Tyson in the ring before the end of the year. There was a proposal, but due to the pandemic, no one knew the number. We had to box in Russia – in Moscow, Yekaterinburg or some other city. There were discussions, but there was no specifics. I received an offer, I agreed. Before that they told me: “Sergei, you can’t (fight at full strength, – approx.), After all, Mike Tyson is 54 years old.”

In my younger years in boxing, I had no chance with him at all. When he was world champion at 20, what are the odds in boxing? None. And now the man is 54 years old, he is a respected boxer. I was told that he can beat any blows, and I have to defend more, “said Sergei Kharitonov in the” Heart-to-heart talk “program with Avraham Russo.