Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will bring its stylized brand of violence back to “Sin City” TONIGHT (Dec. 5, 2020) with the UFC Vegas 16, which takes place by way of ESPN+ and ESPN2 from inside APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining duties will fall to middleweight contenders Jack Hermansson and Marvin Vettori, who battle for a spot in the 185-pound title chase. In UFC Vegas 16’s co-main event, former light heavyweight title contender Ovince Saint Preux battles Jamahal Hill.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 16 fight card below, starting with the ESPN+/ESPN2 preliminary card bouts at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+/ESPN2 main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Hermansson vs. Vettori.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Vegas 16 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC VEGAS 16 QUICK RESULTS:
Jack Hermansson vs. Marvin Vettori — Vettori def. Hermansson by unanimous decision (49-46 x2, 49-45) — HIGHLIGHTS
Jamahal Hill vs. Ovince Saint Preux — Hill def. Saint Preux by TKO (punches) at 3:37 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Taila Santos vs. Montana De La Rosa CANCELED Movsar Evloev vs. Nate Landwehr CANCELED Cody Durden vs. Jimmy Flick CANCELLED
Gabriel Benitez vs. Justin Jaynes — Benitez def. Jaynes by TKO (knee and elbows) at 4:06 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
John Allan vs. Roman Dolidze — Dolidze def. Allan by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Jordan Leavitt vs. Matt Wiman — Leavitt def. Wiman by KO (slam) at 0:22 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Jose Quinonez vs. Louis Smolka — Smolka def. Quinonez by TKO (punches) at 2:15 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Damon Jackson vs. Ilia Topuria — Topuria def. Jackson by KO (punch) at 2:38 of Round One - HIGHLIGHTS
Jake Collier vs. Gian Villante — Collier def. Villante by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
UFC VEGAS 16 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
185 lbs.: Jack Hermansson vs. Marvin Vettori
Round 1: Low kick lands for Hermansson. Vettori pressing forward, lands left hands. One minute in. Both hit the body. Both land solid combinations. Vettori pressuring, coutner right by Hermansson two minutes in. Hard uppercut met by a flurry from Vettori. Heavy straight left and down goes Hermansson. Vettori pounds, looks for the guillotine, pounds, threatens it again. Two minutes to go.
Short rights from Vettori. Hermansson manages to regain guard. Vettori postures up for some solid punches. Constantly threatening the guillotine. One minute to go. Vettori passes to half guard. Hermansson stands before the bell. 10-9 Vettori.
Round 2: Hermansson comes out swinging, landing a right hand and leg kick. Vettori 1-2. Hermansson tries a head kick. Vettori looking to counter as Hermansson swings big. Hermansson shoots, sprawled on, drives through, more good defense by Vettori. Hermansson runs the pipe, but Vettori hits the switch to land on top in guard. Hermansson tries an omoplata, nothing doing. Vettori on top in half guard. Two minutes in. Hermansson trying to sit up into him. Elbow from Vettori. Vettori stands over him with two minutes to go.
Leg kicks from Vettori on the prone Hermansson. Hermansson stands, eats a jab and body shot. Hermansson jab. Low kick lands with a minute to go. Body shot. He shoots, lands a knee on the fence. Spinning elbow attempt on the break. Hermansson leg kick, Vettori straight left, Hermansson body kick. Another lead left by Vettori. 10-9 Vettori.
Round 3: Straight left by Vettori. Low kicks by Hermansson. They trade lefts. 1-2 by Vettori. Hermansson right hook and head kick attempt. He ducks a left hand for a single-leg, denied a minute in. Body kick lands. He ducks for another single-leg, lands a knee as both stand. Two minutes in. Hard right hand by Hermansson, who’s pressing the action this round. Right hands land for him. Vettori counter left. Good exchange. Counter combo, uppercut connects. Two minutes to go.
Short right hand lands for Hermansson. Counter left by Vettori. Three-piece by Hermansson. They trade lefts with a minute to go. Good 1-2 by Hermansson, short right hook. Jab connects. 10-9 Hermansson.
Round 4: Heavy exchanges to start the round. Vettori to the body. Hermansson jabs, Vettori straight left. 1-2, straight left. One minute in. Hermansson with a nice overhand right. 1-1-2 comes back at him. More Vettori counters. Straight left lands clean. 2-3 by Hermansson and a clubbing right. Counter left hook, straight right. Two minutes in. Back to trading punches, hard straight by Vettori. Another, then to the body. Good overhand by Hermansson. Two minutes to go.
More lefts by Vettori. Hermansson answers one with a body shot. Step-back left hook and low kick. Vettori straight right, Hermansson with some hard uppercuts in combination. They trade hooks. Straight lefts by Vettori knock Hermansson back. Body kick. Hermansson cracks him with a right, eats a three-piece in return. Counters by Vettori. Uppercut to straight left. 1-2. Both fire kicks. One more left from Vettori. 10-9 Vettori.
Round 5: They meet in the center and get right back to business, cracking each other with high-speed combinations. Vettori seems to have more firepower still. Sharp counters by Vettori. Hermansson with a wild flurry. Vettori the sharper of the two but eats a pair of heavy uppercuts. One minute in. Vettori combo on the fence. Another counter left. Hermansson looks for a point-blank flurry. Big right lands for him after taking some more lefts. Big 1-2 cracks Hermansson, who somehow absorbs it. Two minutes in. Hermansson to the body, eats an elbow after trying a lead elbow. Big combos by Vettori. Counter 1-2. Hermansson still coming after him but getting caught repeatedly. Two minutes to go.
Heavy right hand lands for Hermansson and Vettori calls him on. Close-quarters slugging. Good uppercut by Vettori. Hermansson backs him to the fence. Back to the center, left and right by Vettori. One minute to go. Vettori grabs a body lock and takes him to the fence. Outside trip attempt. Hermansson rolls for a heel hook, ends up on the bottom. 10-9 Vettori.
Final result: Vettori def. Hermansson by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Jamahal Hill vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Round 1: Saint Preux looking for early leg kicks. Hill digs a left hand to the body. Body kick soon after. Simultaneous kicks result in a low blow that OSP shakes off. One minute in. Sait Preux leg kick. Side kick lands. Hill cracks him with a 2-3, then lands a pair of lefts downstairs. More body shots form hill on the counter. Saint Preux leg kick two minutes in. He lands a body kick, takes more lefts to the body. two minutes to go.
Hard low kicks by Saint Preux visibly bother Hill. Another. Hill comes up short with punches. One minute to go. Another left to the body. Hill lands a right hook and puts Saint Preux on the fence. Saint Preux briefly threatens a guillotine. Trading kicks. Right hook by Hill. Late combo, avoids the counter. 10-9 hill.
Round 2: Saint Preux tries a leg kick to start. Threatening more kicks. Combination lands for him. Side kick met by a body punch. 2-3s from Hill. One minute in. Low kick from Saint Preux. Hill with another left downstairs. Head kick falls just short. Another hard Saint Preux leg kick. Body kick afterwards. Two minutes in. Combination upstairs. OSP slips, pops back up. Hill goes orthodox and lands a pair of heavy right hands. Good combinations on the fence. Big right hands prompt a clinch. Two minutes to go.
Hill backs him to the fence, lands a heavy right hook that hurts Saint Preux. Hill looks to tear into him, heavy knees. More punches. Hill continues to batter him until the ref intervenes.
Final result: Hill def. Saint Preux by TKO (punches)
125 lbs.: Taila Santos vs. Montana De La Rosa Round 1: Round 2: Round 3: Final result:
145 lbs.: Movsar Evloev vs. Nate Landwehr Round 1: Round 2: Round 3: Final result:
125 lbs.: Cody Durden vs. Jimmy Flick Round 1: Round 2: Round 3: Final result:
155 lbs.: Gabriel Benitez vs. Justin Jaynes
Round 1: Early body and low kicks from Benitez. Counter three-piece. Low kick to uppercut. Jaynes comes back with some right hands, forcing Benitez back. Benitez low kick, Jaynes right hand. Another heavy low kick a minute in. Jaynes tries to open up on the fence. Jaynes lands to the body, takes a counter left. Benitez body kick. Heavy leg kick. Jaynes marches in with a two-piece two minutes in. Benitez body kick. Head kick attempt. Another low kick lands. Jaynes straight right met by a hard uppercut. Jaynes looks to tee off on the fence. Ref pauses to warn Jaynes for outstretched fingers. Good lead right by Jaynes, cracked by an uppercut in return. Two minutes to go.
Another low kick from Benitez. Uppercut once again. Jaynes still looking to pursue steadily. They pause for a glancing low blow, then Benitez just obliterates Jaynes with a knee to the body. He goes down in agony and the ref lets him eat some more elbows before stepping in.
Final result: Benitez def. Jaynes by TKO (knee and elbows)
205 lbs.: John Allan vs. Roman Dolidze
Round 1: Dolidze looks for early high kicks. Straight left attempt. Allan tries a body kick, eats a right hand and gets dragged to the mat. Dolidze on top in half guard. Allen looks for a kimura, switches to an armbar, loses it and kicks at Dolidze. Dolidze stands over him, eats an upkick, then falls back for a heel hook. Two minutes in. Allan rolls his way free and stands after some hairy moments. Body kick lands. Low kick, then a right hand to counter one from Dolidze. Two minutes to go.
They slug in the center. Left hand by Allan, calf kicks. Dolidze tries a head kick, eats a body kick. Dolidze uppercut. Low kick connects. One minute to go. Brief moment of mutual feints. Allan advancing, gets dropped by something, and avoids a heel hook before grabbing a guillotine. Dolidze survives and stands over him once again. 10-9 Dolidze.
Round 2: Body kick and right hand land for Dolidze, who lands a low blow that Allan shakes off. Allan answers a kick with an overhand right. Jab exchange. Dolidze low kick and left hand. Right hand exchange. One minute in. Allan low kick and right hand. Dolidze tries a head kick, takes Allan down into side control. Allan regains half guard. Short punches by Dolidze. Two minutes in. Continuing to chip away. Now some heavier lefts. Two minutes to go.
Back to side control. Allan trying to get to deep half guard but cannot do so. One minute to go. Dolidze continues to work until the bell. He tries the heel hook again in the waning seconds, which allows Allan to stand. They slug in the final seconds. 10-9 Dolidze.
Round 3: Dolidze tries a high kick to start. Sneaky jab, leg kick. Good right hand by Allan. One minute in. Dolidze splits the guard with a right hand. Allan looking hesitant. Two minutes in. Stiff jab by Allan. Dolidze lands a Superman punch. 2-3 from Allan. Dolidze shoots under a left hand, eats an elbow and hard knee. Allan pressing the advantage. Dolidz shoots again, gets taken down in return. Two minutes to go.
Allan avoids an armbar and leglock as Dolidze turns for his own takedown attempt, completing it against the fence. Brief kimura attempt goes nowhere. One minute to go. Dolidze chipping away from half guard. Solid rights. 10-9 Dolidze.
Final result: Dolidze def. Allan by split decision
155 lbs.: Jordan Leavitt vs. Matt Wiman
Round 1: Leavitt sends out a side kick to start, then wraps up a double-leg. Wiman jumps guard and Leavitt hauls him over to his own corner before putting him to sleep with a slam.
Final result: Leavitt def. Wiman by KO (slam)
135 lbs.: Jose Quinonez vs. Louis Smolka
Round 1: Both land early low kicks. Quinonez grabs a body lock and takes Smolke down against the fence. Smolka scrambles right back to his feet. They trade body blows. Good left hook from Smolka. Body kick a minute in. Quinonez catches a kick, lands a right hand as Smolka tries to spin and then kicks at his legs. Low kick and right hand. Right hand catches Smolka. They trade rights. Smolka body kick. Two minutes in. Good combination, capped off with a leg kick for Quinonez. Smolka overhand right and leg kick. They trade rights. Smolka low kick met with combos. Quinonez calf kick. Quinonz grabs a body lock, nearly lands a knee after denying a whizzer throw. Big right hands from Smolka with two minutes to go.
Big flurry by Smolka met with a knee. Another Smolka right. Combination. Smolka low kick and overhand right. Body shot. Quinonez with another low kick to right hand. Quinonez left hook, Smolka right. Another heavy calf kick by Quinonez as they trade. One minute to go. Quinonez left hook, answers body shots with a knee and gets taken down. Quinonez pops up, taken back down into side control. He scrambles up before the bell. Smolka overhand but his right eye is bloodied up. 10-9 Smolka.
Round 2: Quinonez looking for early combos. Body kicks connect. Smolka marching forward, gives up a body lock. Quinonez takes him down into side control, then bails when Smolka threatens a guillotine. One minute in. Trading inside. Counter right by Smolka, body shots inside. Knee by Quinonez on the break. Calf kick lands. They trade inside. Body lock for Quinonez, who gets thrown to the mat. Smolka takes mount, then looks for the back. Quinonez scrambling but Smolka rains down the hurt until the ref steps in.
Final result: Smolka def. Quinonez by TKO (punches)
145 lbs.: Damon Jackson vs. Ilia Topuria
Round 1: Topuria answers a body kick with a counter right. Good combo by Topuria, who follows with body shots. Jackson counter right, eats another body shot and left hook. More body shots. Jackson answers a jab with a right cross. One minute in. Jackson timing these counter rights pretty well as Topuria presses forward. Counter uppercut catches Jackson changing levels. Jackson tries a knee and head kick on the exit. Another hard body shot by Topuria met by a body kick. Good left hook. Jackson lands a calf kick, eats one in return two minutes in. Brief clinch. They trade punches, more body shots by Topuria and a big left hook upstairs. Uppercut, vicious left hook to the body, and a right hand up top put “The Leech” to sleep on the fence.
Final result: Topuria def. Jackson by KO (punch)
265 lbs.: Jake Collier vs. Gian Villante
Round 1: Low kicks from Collier as Villante steps forward. Quick exchanges. 2-3, low kick, jab by Collier. Villante answers the next one with a right hand a minute in. 1-2 connects. Collier counter left hook. Overhand right lands for Villante as they periodically trade. Collier tries a head kick, then a body kick. Two minutes in. Nice knee catches Villante leaning. Hard body shot to follow. Villante trading with him, getting the lesser of it so far. Villante low kick, eats a 1-2, lands another leg kick. Two minutes to go.
Collier digs another left hook downstairs, follows with a jab and right cross. Another leg kick, then a left hook behind it that stumbles Villante. Collier tries to blitz, can’t polish him off. Low kick to left hook again. One minute to go. More Collier jabs. They trade punches near the center. Collier head kick just misses, jab does not, and neither does a left hook as they trade. 10-9 Collier.
Round 2: Collier comes out more aggressively to start the round. Heavy lead right. Trading jabs. Villante mostly leaning on 1-2s so far. Leg kick lands a minute in. Collier lands another lead right, trades jabs. Body kick connects. Collier still advancing. Two minutes in. Good uppercut and left hook by Villante, who eats a leg kick in return. Good exchange in the center. Right hand catches Collier throwing. Collier low kick and jab. Sneaky left hook with two minutes to go.
Cross counter lands for Villante, who eats a cross and hook in return as both men throw. Collier bounces some combos off his guard, takes a leg kick. Another exchange with a minute to go. Lead right lands for Collier, who tries a spin and eats some punches for his trouble. Collier takes him to the fence for a moment. Spinning back kick lands for Collier. 10-9 Villante.
Round 3: Collier opens the third round with a glancing low blow. They go back to swinging soon after. Jab exchange. One minute in. Villante leg kick. Long left from Collier. Spinning back fist attempt, knee in the clinch. Villante looks for a head kick. Right hand answers a Collier left hook. Two minutes in. Now it’s Villante landing one to the nuts. Collier lands some big right hands when they resume, then a heavy left hook behind them. Two minutes to go.
Big overhand right for Collier has Villante backing off. Steadily advancing, lands a staggered 1-2. Spinning back kick and a straight right with a minute to go. Villante low kick hampers a Collier spin. Collier comes back with a jab. Knee attempt in the clinch. Two-piece to body kick. Villante looking reluctant to throw, cracked with another jab. 10-9 Collier.
Final result: Collier def. Villante by unanimous decision
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