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UFC on ESPN 3: Jacare vs Hermansson: Odds and Predictions

Written by: Ryan Bristlon
Updated October 14, 2022
7 min read

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Where: BB&T Arena – Sunrise, FL.

When: Saturday, April 27, 9PM EST


Also take a look at our predictions for UFC Fight Night 151.

Ronaldo Souza (26-6-1) vs Jack Hermansson (19-4) – Middleweight division

Ronaldo Souza was originally slated to face Yoel Romero in a rematch from their December 15, 2016 bout that saw Romero defeat Souza via split decision. However, Romero was forced to pull out of the fight due to an illness and Jack Hermansson, who just fought back on March 30 of this year, stepped in to face Jacare, claiming it was an opportunity that he couldn’t pass up.

Ronaldo Souza, 39, last fought on November 3, 2018 at UFC 230. It was there where he scored an incredible knockout victory in the third round over former middleweight champion Chris Weidman. In his last four fights, Souza has gone 2-2. He is ranked number three in the UFC middleweight rankings.

”Jacare” stands at 6 feet, 1 inch tall and has a 72 inch reach. He fights out of Manaus, Brazil as part of the Fusion X-Cel Performance team. He has a sixth-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a black belt in judo, both under Henrique Machado.

Jack Hermansson, 30, last fought on March 30, 2019 at UFC on ESPN. He fought and defeated David Branch by guillotine submission in the first round. The victory moved him into the top-10 rankings of the UFC’s middleweight division.

”The Joker” stands at 6 feet, 1 inch tall just like his opponent but he has a 77.5 reach – giving him a 5.5 inch reach advantage over Jacare. The Swedish orthodox fighter fights out of Oslo, Norway with the Frontline Academy.

Souza vs Hermansson Odds

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Greg Hardy (3-1) vs. Dmitrii Smoliakov (9-2) – Heavyweight division

Former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy, 30, makes his return to the Octagon after a disappointing UFC debut that saw him get disqualified. Hardy last fought at UFC Fight Night on January 19, 2019 against Allen Crowder. Hardy was disqualified in the second round after landing an illegal knee to Crowder while he was down.

”The Scarecrow” stands at 6 feet, 4 inches tall and has an 80 inch reach. He fights out of Coconut Creek, FL. with the American Top Team gym. He made his mixed martial arts debut on Dana White’s Contender Series on June 12, 2018.

Dmitrii Smoliakov, 36, last fought on January 25, 2019 at AC – Asian Challenge and won via first round kimura submission. He had two UFC appearances in the past – one in 2016 and one in 2017. He was on the losing end of both fights; one by submission and one by TKO.

”The Lifeguard” stands at 6 feet, 2 inches tall and possesses a 74 inch reach – giving up six inches to Hardy. The Russian-born fighter fights with the Baltic Challenge Team and has a Master of Sport in freestyle wrestling.

Hardy vs Smoliakov Odds

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Alex Oliveria (19-6-1-2) vs. Mike Perry (12-4) – Welterweight division

Like this card’s main event, this fight also saw a fighter change. Alex Oliveira was originally slated to face Li Jingliang, but Jingliang suffered an injury and was forced to pull out of the bout. That’s when Mike Perry stepped in.

Oliveira, 31, last fought at UFC 231 on December 8, 2018 in Toronto. It was there where he fought Gunnar Nelson. Oliveira suffered a nasty cut due to elbows in the second round which led to Nelson securing a rear-naked choke and submitting him. Prior to that, Oliveira was on a two-fight win streak.

”Cowboy” stands at 5 feet, 11 inches tall and has a 76 inch reach. He fights out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the ATS team. He trains under Andre Tadeu and has a dark blue prajied in muay thai and a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Mike Perry, 27, has gone 1-3 in his last four UFC fights. He last fought on November 10, 2018 in Denver against another “Cowboy” – Donald Cerrone. Perry lost the fight in the first round due to an armbar submission. Prior to that, Perry had defeated Paul Felder by split decision.

”Platinum” is 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He has a 71 inch reach – giving up five inches to Oliveira. The American fighter trains with the Jackson-Wink MMA Academy and has a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He has been active in MMA since 2014.

Oliveria vs Perry Odds

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Glover Teixeira (28-7) vs. Ion Cutelaba (14-3-1) – Light heavyweight division

Glover Teixeira, 39, hopes to make it two wins in a row after going 3-3 in his last six fights. Teixeira last fought Karl Roberson at UFC Fight Night on January 19, 2019. He choked out Roberson in the first round with an arm-triangle. He was coming off of a July 22, 2018 loss to Corey Anderson. He is officially ranked at number eleven in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.

Teixeira stands at 6 feet, 2 inches tall and has a 76 inch reach. He trains at The Pit and Teixeira MMA and Fitness with coaches Fernely Feliz Jr., Steve Mocco, and John Hackleman. He possesses a fifth-degree black belt in kajukenbo under Hackleman and a second-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Luigi Mondelli.

Ion Cutelaba, 25, is riding a two-fight winning streak and last fought under the UFC banner on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. On that card, he fought and defeated Gadzhimurad Antigulov via TKO in round one. Prior to that, he had a first-round KO victory over Henrique da Silva.

”The Hulk” is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and has a 75 inch reach. He has an orthodox stance and fights out of his native Moldova. He fights with Timoshkov Sport Club and CSA Moldova. He is known for his sambo, judo, and greco-roman wrestling style.

Teixeira vs Cutelaba Odds

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John Lineker (31-8) vs. Cory Sandhagen (10-1) – Bantamweight division

John Lineker, 28, has gone on a two-fight win streak since losing to the most recent bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. His last fight was on May 12, 2018 at UFC 224 in his home country of Brazil. Lineker defeated Brian Kelleher in the third round by knockout. He is ranked at number eight in the bantamweight division by the UFC.

”Mao de pedra” stands at 5 feet, 3 inches tall and has a 67 inch reach. He fights out of Parana, Brazil with OCS jiu-jitsu. He also trains with American Top Team. He holds a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Cory Sandhagen, 26, last fought on January 19, 2019 at UFC Fight Night. There he defeated Mario Bautista with a first-round armbar submission. The victory was his fifth in a row and third with the UFC.

Sandhagen is 5 feet 11 inches tall, which gives him a significant height advantage over Lineker. He has a 71 inch reach – four inches more than his opponent. Sandhagen fights out of Aurora, Colorado with the Elevation Fight Team.

Lineker vs Sandhagen Odds

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