The UFC Vegas 16 main event was the setting where the UFC’s #12 ranked 185-pounder, Marvin Vettori, took a tough unanimous decision over a very game Jack Hermansson. The opening round saw Vettori be his aggressive self. He marched down Hermansson, who tried to stand his ground, but got sat down by a big left hand. Vettori enjoyed top position for the rest of the round. Come round-three, Hermansson started to swing the momentum in his favor. he started to pressure Vettori, landing quite a bit of volume. Vettori responded in the fourth-frame, out-landing Hermansson and re-taking the momentum. He kept up the same energy in the fifth-round, despite Hermansson marching forward and throwing haymakers.
Check out Anton Tabuena’s play-by-play of Marvin Vettori’s opening round against Jack Hermansson:
Round 1 - Hermansson opens with a low calf kick. Left hand lands from Vettori and Hermansson answers with two leg kicks. Vettori pressures and lands a couple of punches. Hard right body kick from Hermansson, they exchange punches after. Righ than from Hermansson followed by a knee to the body. They’re both trading inside, Vettori lands big and Hermansson is down! He’s trying to finish. He goes for the neck. Hermansson defends and gets back to full guard, and this seems to have let him recover. Vettori goes for the neck again, but no legit threat. Hermansson gets up and the round ends. 10-9 Vettori
Official decision: Marvin Vettori def. Jack Hermansson by Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-45)
Qué batalla! Luego de 5 intensos rounds @MarvinVettori vence a Jack Hermansson por decisión unánime en la estelar de #UFCVegas16 pic.twitter.com/gMSdouyGFg— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) December 6, 2020
Que gran batalla hasta ahora #UFCVegas16 pic.twitter.com/5298yoheQn— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) December 6, 2020
Gran trabajo de Vettori en round 1! #UFCVegas16 pic.twitter.com/6TBj4IGcp0— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) December 6, 2020