UFC Fight Night 160 Predictions – Hermansson vs. Cannonier, Preview & UFC Betting Tips
We have UFC Fight Night 160 Predictions – Hermansson vs. Cannonier, Preview & UFC Betting Tips for the fight card this Saturday in Copenhagen.
Headlining Fight Night 160 is Jack Hermansson vs. Jared Cannonier. The middleweights do battle inside the Octagon as Sweden’s Jack Hermansson takes on talented American Jared Cannonier.
Hermansson is the short favorite to win the fight but upsets are common in the UFC, so bettors should expect anything to happen.
The quality undercard features Nelson vs. Burns, Oleksiejczuk vs. Saint Preux and Phillips vs. Amedovski.
Hermansson vs. Cannonier UFC Fight Night 160 Predictions
Jack Hermansson is a 31-year-old with a 20-4 record. Both of his fights in 2019 have resulted in wins and he deserves to headline an event.
His first win this year came over David Branch at UFC on ESPN 2. He scored a first-round submission and that set him up for a main event shot at Ronaldo Souza.
The Brazillian was no match for Hermansson, who won in a five-round decision. That victory holds him in good stead for this.
You’ll have to go back to 2017 for his most recent loss. That came to Thiago Santos via a first-round knockout. He has been able to rebound from that loss and make waves in the division.
Jared Cannonier ranked #9 is fighting Jack Hermansson ranked #5 this weekend both fighters are coming off big wins. This is going to be a great fight
— MMADaily (@MMADaily3) September 24, 2019
Standing in his way is the dangerous Jared Cannonier. The 35-year-old might not be getting any younger, but he made a statement against Anderson Silva in May.
The first round KO win of the former champion helped put Cannonier back on the map. He lost to Dominick Reyes last year but has picked himself up nicely.
He also has a win over David Branch which came via a second-round knockout.
Cannonier is a physical specimen who could intimidate Hermansson. However, Hermansson is a tough dude who won’t go down easily.
Harmansson is the –210 favorite and we’re backing him in.
Hermansson vs. Cannonier UFC Fight Night 160 Predictions: Hermansson (-210) @ 5Dimes
Nelson vs. Burns UFC Fight Night 160 Predictions
Gunnar Nelson vs. Gilbert Burns is a quality undercard fight on the Fight Night 160 card.
Bookmakers are finding it tough to separate these two quality fighters. There appears to be very little between them as their records suggest.
Nelson is 17-4-1 following a loss to Leon Edwards at Fight Night 147. The Icelandic MMA fighter looked better when beating Alex Oliveira at UFC 231 in December.
Gilbert Burns is no fighter to be messed with. He has already fought twice this year and both resulted in wins.
— Gunnar Nelson (@GunniNelson) September 22, 2019
His first came against relative unknown Mike Davis before giving Alexey Kunchenko his first loss in 21 fights at Fight Night 156.
He wasn’t able to show much against New Zealand’s Dan Hooker at UFC 226 last year but he should be better suited here.
Close fight to call but Gunnar Nelson will have a lot of Scandinavian supporters. That could be enough to see him win this fight.
Nelson vs. Burns UFC Fight Night 160 Predictions: Nelson (-130) @ BetOnline
Oleksiejczuk vs. Saint Preux UFC Fight Night 160 Predictions
Michal Oleksiejczuk is the –210 favorite to beat Ovince Saint Preux and he looks a real up-and-coming talent.
The 24-year-old has already amassed a 14-2-0 record after scoring two quick knockout wins in 2019. He knocked out Gian Villante at Fight Night 145 before scoring another quick victory.
His 44-second knockout win over Gadzhimurad Antigulov was stunning and it means he won’t be tired for this fight.
With a total Octagon time of 128 seconds in 2019, Oleksiejczuk will be fresher than daisies.
What's Danish for knockout?! Michal Oleksiejczuk vs Ovince Saint Preux added to #UFCCopenhagen! 🇩🇰
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) July 15, 2019
On the other hand, Ovince Saint Preux has been around the scene for a long time. The 36-year-old (23-13-0) hasn’t enjoyed much success in recent years.
He lost to Nikita Krylov via submission in April and he lost two of his three 2018 fights.
Saint Preux is struggling to recapture his best form, which saw him go to a decision against Jon Jones. A similar performance would take him close, but that was over three years ago.
He’s not getting any younger and we’re expecting him to struggle against his younger counterpart.
Oleksiejczuk vs. Saint Preux UFC Fight Night 160 Predictions: Oleksiejczuk (-210) @ BetOnline