The decision to book the middleweight fight between Jack Hermansson and Joe Pyfer as the main event for UFC on ESPN+ 94 was based on the expectation that it will be an exciting match-up. Both fighters are known for their striking abilities, with Hermansson landing more than 5 significant strikes per minute and Pyfer holding the record for the hardest punch in the world.
The odds for the fight have been set with Hermansson at +170 and Pyfer at -200, making Pyfer the favorite to win. The event will take place at the UFC Apex in Enterprise (Las Vegas), Nevada on Saturday, February 10, 2023, and will be available to watch on ESPN+ at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Hermansson, with a record of 23-8, has faced and lost to several elite middleweights in the UFC. However, he has also displayed impressive performances, such as his bout with Chris Curtis where he landed 100 significant strikes while receiving only 43. His upcoming opponent, Pyfer, possesses similar qualities to Curtis, making this fight crucial for Hermansson.
Pyfer, with a record of 12-2, has a strong track record of finishing fights, with eight wins by KO/TKO and three by submission. He excels in wrestling, averaging nearly three takedowns per 15 minutes, but his powerful striking ability is his greatest asset.
The prediction for the fight leans towards Hermansson, as his high striking volume and toughness are expected to carry him to a victory. Ultimately, the expectation is for an electrifying showdown between two outstanding middleweight fighters.