David Branch will square off against Jack Hermansson in a middleweight clash at UFC on ESPN 2.
The promotion initially confirmed the pairing to The Philly Voice. UFC on ESPN 2 takes place at Well Fargo Center in Philadelphia and is headlined by a lightweight tilt pitting Edson Barboza against Justin Gaethje. The card airs on ESPN following early prelims on ESPN+.
A former two-division champion in World Series of Fighting, Branch is 2-2 during his second UFC stint. Most recently, Branch suffered a second-round TKO loss against Jared Cannonier at UFC 230.
Sweden’s Hermansson has won four of his last five Octagon appearances, finishing all of his wins during that time. In his last outing, “The Joker” submitted Gerald Meerschaert in the opening stanza at UFC on Fox 31.