Rankings Report | Week Of February 5, 2024

The co-main and main events scheduled for UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Pyfer feature intriguing matchups between ranked and unranked fighters, offering fans action packed bouts they won’t want to miss.

In the co-main event, 13th-ranked featherweight Dan Ige will face Andre Fili, who steps in to replace Lerone Murphy. Ige is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Bryce Mitchell at UFC Fight Night: Fiziev vs Gamrot, while Fili aims to build on his victory against Lucas Almeida at UFC 296. Fans can anticipate a closely contested battle as both fighters seek to secure a win and advance in the featherweight rankings.

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In the main event, Joe Pyfer, known as a standout from Dana White’s Contender Series, will make his five-round debut in the headliner. Since earning his UFC contract on Season 6 of the show, Pyfer has been a formidable threat in the middleweight division, finishing all three of his Octagon opponents in a total of 13 minutes. His most recent victory came via submission against Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC Fight Night: Dawson vs Green. Meanwhile, 11th-ranked Jack Hermansson returns to the Octagon for the first time since December 2022, aiming to halt the rise of the promising newcomer. Hermansson’s last appearance ended in a second-round TKO loss to Roman Dolidze at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Holland, making this matchup intriguing as fans watch how the seasoned UFC veteran fares against the emerging star.

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