Marvin Vettori has officially entered the middleweight elite with a win over Jack Hermansson at UFC Vegas 16.
Vettori and Hermansson engage in a Fight of the Night candidate, Jamal Haill finishes in Ovince Saint Preux and more. Take a look below for all your UFC Vegas 16 highlights.
Marvin Vettori def. Jack Hermansson via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-45)
Vettori (no. 13) made the most of his short-notice opportunity and snatched the ranking of Hermansson (no. 4). "The Italian Dream" dropped Hermansson badly in round one. Hermansson's pressure closed the gap between rounds three and five; however, it was Vettori who took the decision. The five-round war set the record for most significant strikes thrown in a UFC middleweight bout. Afterwards, Vettori called out Paulo Costa.
Jamahal Hill def. Ovince Saint Preux by TKO (3:37, R2)
Hill earned himself a top 15 ranking after dispatching of Saint Preux in two rounds. The referee was forced to intervene has OSP was unable to defend himself on the feet.
Gabriel Benitez def. Justin Jaynes by TKO via knee (4:06, R1)
Benitez likely earned himself a Performance of the Night bonus with a unique knee that landed extra hard. Benitez struck Jaynes to the chest with a deep step-in knee that immediately crumbled the victim.
Roman Dolidze def. John Allan by Split Decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
Chris Lee strikes again! Dolidze earned a clear unanimous decision in the eyes of most fans, media members and the UFC Vegas 16 commentary team; however, judge Lee dissented. Fortunately, the right man — according to many — won.
Jordan Leavitt def. Matt Wiman by knockout via slam (0:22, R1)
Leavitt dusted Wiman with a slam that had everyone watching concerned. Why read when you can watch?
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