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The UFC continue their hot start to the new year this weekend with a main event fight which should have significant ramifications for the title picture in the middleweight division presently lorded over by Israel Adesanya.

After impressive main events between Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze as well as Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane so far in 2022, attention turns this weekend to the 185-pound battle between Jack Hermansson and a man who has become one of the most in-form fighters in the division, Sean Strickland.

Strickland (24-3) comes into Saturday night’s fight in the UFC Apex amid impressive recent form which has seen him best the likes of Jack Marshman, Brendan Allen and Krzysztof Jotko in recent outings. His impressive recent form has moved him to 10-3 overall in the UFC since his debut for the organisation in 2014 — but as those wins wrack up, so does the quality of opposition and in Jack Hermansson, he will faces one of the more experienced middleweight fighters currently on the UFC roster.

Strickland’s last performance, a decision win against veteran fighter Uriah Hall, emphasized the improvements that Strickland has added to his arsenal in recent times and you can get another glimpse of that fight via the video below.