Hermansson (23-7 MMA, 10-5 UFC) bounced back from a February loss to Sean Strickland on Saturday as he managed to outstrike Curtis (29-9 MMA, 3-1 UFC) over the course of three rounds for a unanimous decision win by scores of 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27. The middleweight bout was the UFC Fight Night 208 co-main event at The O2 in London.
The first round was largely a feeling-out process.
Curtis, for his part, lost in the UFC for the first time, and he was not happy about it.
The following are the most recent UFC Fight Night 208 standings:
- Ludovit Klein def. Mason Jones via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Marc Diakiese def. Damir Hadzovic via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
- Nathaniel Wood def. Charles Rosa via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
- Jonathan Pearce def. Makwan Amirkhani via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:10
- Muhammad Mokaev def. Charles Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Jai Herbert def. Kyle Nelson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Victoria Leonardo def. Mandy Bohm via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Nicolas Dalby def. Claudio Silva via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)