MMA Preview – Gian Villante vs Jake Collier at UFC Vegas 16

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When is UFC Vegas 16? Sunday 6th December, 2020 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 16? UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 16? No tickets are available as this event will take place without spectators

What channel is UFC Vegas 16 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 16? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!


Besides knocking out Corey Anderson in 2015, Gian Villante (17-12) has failed to make an impact and fulfil his potential. He is 7-9 in the UFC and decided to move up to heavyweight after getting folded by a liver punch from Michael Oleksiejczuk. We thought we may see his explosive power but gave another limp performance against Maurice Greene who wrapped up a submission in the third round.

Jake Collier (11-5) is another strange case. He was the former Resurrection Fighting Alliance middleweight champion and went 3-3 in the UFC including a fight at light heavyweight. However, we did not see him for two and a half years where he returned completely out of shape up at heavyweight. He made it to Fight Island but had a terrible match-up in Tom Aspinall who made inevitably quick work of him with a first round TKO.


Both fighters are out of shape and have not given a decent account of themselves in years. Back in the day, they could have put on a great fight with a finish but now you have to expect lacklustre performances. A Villante decision is most likely but if Collier is in the same nick as his last fight, we may even see a late Villante TKO.

Prediction: Villante via KO/TKO

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