On Saturday, Sept. 28, the UFC hosted its 18th event on ESPN+ from the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In the night’s main event, middleweights Jack Hermansson and Jared Cannonier locked horns. The Swede Hermansson had won four straight and six of his last seven inside the Octagon. He most recently defeated former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in April. Cannonier, meanwhile, was riding the momentum of back-to-back stoppage wins. The former heavyweight had topped former champion Anderson Silva and former WSOF champ David Branch in his last two appearances.
The 13-fight event kicked off with seven preliminary-card bouts streaming live on ESPN+ at 11 a.m. ET. The six-fight main card followed at 2 p.m. ET, also on ESPN+.
Jared Cannonier def. Jack Hermansson by TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:27
Mark Madsen def. Danilo Belluardo by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:12
Gilbert Burns def. Gunnar Nelson by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Ion Cutelaba def. Khalil Rountree by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 2:35
Ovince Saint Preux def. Michal Oleksiejczuk by submission (Von Preux choke). Round 2, 2:14
Nicolas Dalby def. Alex Oliveira by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
John Phillips def. Alen Amedovski by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:14
Makhmud Muradov def. Alessio Di Chirico by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Ismail Naurdiev def. Siyar Bahadurzada by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)
Giga Chikadze def. Brandon Davis by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Lina Länsberg def. Macy Chiasson by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Marc Diakiese def. Lando Vannata by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Jack Shore def. Nohelin Hernandez by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 2:51