UFC Vegas 16 has arrived! As is the theme with 2020, this card had some drama surrounding the main event. Jack Hermansson was originally set to face Darren Till, then Till withdrew due to an injury. After that, Kevin Holland stepped up but was forced to withdraw due to a positive COVID test. Then, the UFC tapped Marvin Vettori as the next replacement. Vettori was originally scheduled to face Jacare Souza at UFC 256 but agreed to step in to save the main event. Now fans will be treated to an absolute banger of a headliner.
The co-main event will see Ovince Saint Preux take on Jamahal Hill in a light heavyweight scrap that is sure to entertain. Hill is just one of four undefeated fighters on the card. Joining Hill in hoping to keep their unbeaten streaks alive are Roman Dolidze, Jordan Leavitt, and Ilia Topuria. Will they be able to keep that zero in the win column?
Check out my official predictions for UFC Vegas 16 here. Follow along as I cover the event on my Twitter (@jefflswartz2) and check back for updated results below!
Main Card (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT)
Jack Hermansson vs Marvin Vettori
Result: Marvin Vettori defeats Jack Hermansson by unanimous decision.
Ovince Saint Preux vs Jamahal Hill
Result: Jamahal Hill defeats Ovince Saint Preux by TKO – punches (3:37 Round 2).
Gabriel Benítez vs Justin Jaynes
Result: Gabriel Benítez defeats Justin Jaynes by KO – knee to the body (4:06 Round 1).
Roman Dolidze vs John Allan
Result: Roman Dolidze defeats John Allan by split decision.
Matt Wiman vs Jordan Leavitt
Result: Jordan Leavitt defeats Matt Wiman by KO – slam (0:22 Round 1).
Prelims (8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT)
Louis Smolka vs Jose Alberto Quiñonez
Result: Louis Smolka defeats Jose Alberto Quiñonez by TKO – ground and pound (2:15 Round 2)
Damon Jackson vs Ilia Topuria
Result: Ilia Topuria defeats Damon Jackson by KO – punches (2:38 Round 1).
Gian Villante vs Jake Collier
Result: Jake Collier defeats Gian Villante by unanimous decision.
Update: Taila Santos vs Montana De La Rosa, Movsar Evloev vs Nate Landwehr, and Jimmy Flick vs Cody Durden have all been pulled from the card the day of the event.
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