Cage Warriors middleweight champion Jack Hermansson has signed with the UFC and he will make his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night on September 3 in Germany against Scott Askham.
The signing of Hermansson and his fight booking against Askham was announced by the UFC on Tuesday morning.
UFC Fight Night Hamburg will come from the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany and will be headlined by a heavyweight bout as Andrei Arlovski meets Josh Barnett.
Hermansson (13-2) is currently on an eight fight winning streak and is coming off a TKO win against Ireneusz Cholewa at Venator FC 3. Eleven of his thirteen wins have come by stoppage and eight of those wins have come by TKO/KO. Askham (14-2) has gone 2-2 since entering the UFC in 2014 and is coming off a TKO win against Chris Dempsey at UFC Fight Night 84. Both of his wins in the UFC have come by TKO/KO and eleven of his fourteen wins have come by stoppage.
The current UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett fight card is below.
Andrei Arlovski (25-12, 1NC) vs. Josh Barnett (34-8)
Ryan Bader (20-5) vs. Ilir Latifi (12-4, 1NC)
Jack Hermansson (13-2) vs. Scott Askham (14-2)