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UFC Vegas #16 Betting Picks, Tips and Strategy

by Tyler Vaysman | December 4, 2020 |

This week, the fine folks from the UFC are putting on another event in Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC's Apex Center with UFC Vegas #16. This event will take place starting at 7:00 PM ET with the Early Prelims and then the Main Card will get started on at 10:00 PM ET.

This event will feature a Main Event in the middleweight division, as Jack Hermansson gets a new late minute replacement opponent in Marvin Vettori. Hermansson was originally slated to face Darren Till, but he was injured and replace with Kevin Holland. Holland then tested positive for Covid-19 and has been removed from the card, leading us to Vettori. Without further delay, let's check out the details for UFC Vegas #16!

When is UFC Vegas #16?

UFC Vegas #16 will take place this Saturday Night, December 5, 2020. There are currently 11 fights slated for UFC Vegas #16 however as many of you know, Covid-19 has really played its part in recent fights so you can expect a cancellation and possibly a few replacement fights leading up to Saturday Night. The betting lines for these fights are out and we are ready to get down to breaking down these fights.

Don't forget, with MMA betting, you must get your wagers in early because various sportsbooks will close off betting for individual bouts at various times. Don't be the guy that has a winning play, but gets shut out because they waited too long!!!

What are the details of UFC Vegas #16?

Event: UFC Vegas #16 Hermansson vs. Vettori
Date: Sat., Dec. 5, 2020
Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast: ESPN+ starting at 7:00 p.m. ET

Jack Hermansson vs. Marvin Vettori

Ovince St. Preux vs. Jamahal Hill

Taila Santos vs. Montana De La Rosa

Roman Dolidze vs. John Allan

Movsar Evloev vs. Nate Landwehr

Gian Villante vs. Jake Collier

Matt Wiman vs. Jordan Leavitt

Jimmy Flick vs. Cody Durden

Damon Jackson vs. Ilia Topuria

Gabriel Benitez vs. Justin Jaynes

Louis Smolka vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez

UFC/Bellator Betting Guide

Making money off of MMA fights is a popular money maker in the sports betting world. If you are new to UFC of Bellator betting or are familiar with the process, there are a few things to keep in mind when trying to place the right bets.

Top Five Tips For UFC Betting

Narrowing down a long list to go by can be intimidating. But here we have composed a quick go to checklist to cover the basics and maybe point you in the right direction. These quick five tips are:

Where To Place Bets
Popular Bets
Fighters Resumes
Anything Else

Choosing The Right Betting Site

When you first start making your bets, you want to make sure you have the right betting site. Some betting sites offer incentives for joining or have a better design that is easy to navigate.

This particular part of your journey is to be able to shop around the best one for you. It would also help to find the ones with the best payouts to make sure that your payday is worthwhile with all the hard work you put in to make the right picks.


Understanding how the UFC operates is a great start for betting on the sport. However, it is also important to know how to look at the fights more intelligently versus being a fan.

With this mind, it is important to find value and make the bets with the highest expected value. Everyone is going to have their own strategy, but finding one that works best for you to mitigate risk is definitely worthwhile to put more money in your pocket.

Popular Ways To Bet

The beautiful thing about betting on the UFC is that there is some flexibility in your options. Not only can you bet on who is going to win, but you have options of how the fight will turn out, length of rounds, and even who throws more jabs.

While you do not have to bet on every category, this shows that you do not have to just pick a winner. Some people enjoy the hypothetical scenarios and then it turns out that you can bet on some of them.

Fighters Resumes

If you are beginning to bet on a fight, you may want to keep in mind the type of fighters that are matching up against one another. If you have one fighter that is an excellent submission artist, and the other is not so great at defending takedowns, then you may look to bet on the submission artist.

Do the fighters have a current winning streak? Is one a better striker than the other? With those types of questions in mind, this should put you in a position to find the best fighter in each situation.

Anything Else?

When placing your bets, try to think or research anything else that comes to mind. You may want to check current UFC news on a certain event you are wanting to bet on to see if anything tips in a fighters favor.

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