Jack Hermansson and Jared Cannonier have found the spotlight after spending a significant portion of their mixed martial arts careers in relative obscurity. The middleweight contenders share the marquee Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 160. The 13-fight UFC stop takes place at Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, with the main UFC Fight Night 160 card set for 2 p.m. ET. The fifth-ranked Hermansson (20-4) has impressed UFC audiences with his varied skill set and propensity for finishes. He will be looking for his fifth consecutive victory at UFC Copenhagen. The ninth-ranked Cannonier (12-4) gained recognition on the strength of a first-round stoppage of UFC icon Anderson Silva in his last outing. Hermansson is a -240 favorite (risk $240 to win $100), while Cannonier is an underdog at +200 in the latest Hermansson vs. Cannonier odds. In the co-main event, Mark Madsen (-550) faces Danilo Belluardo (+420) in a lightweight bout. Before finalizing your UFC Fight Night 160 picks, make sure you hear what SportsLine MMA expert Kyle Marley has to say.
Marley won the first-ever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and is in contention to win this year’s contest. He also appears regularly on multiple MMA betting and DFS shows. Over the past year, $100 bettors who have followed Marley’s picks are up nearly $21,000.
Last week at UFC Fight Night 159, Marley accurately picked Jose Quinonez (-150) to beat Carlos Huachin (+130) by unanimous decision in a bantamweight bout. Marley reasoned that Quinonez’s edge in skill and activity on his feet would be the difference, and he was spot-on as Quinonez rolled to a 30-27 score on all three cards. Anyone who followed his advice booked an easy winner, and those who have followed consistently are way up.
Now, with UFC Fight Night Copenhagen fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup on the 13-bout card, identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his MMA picks for every single fight. He’s sharing those selections only over at SportsLine.
Marley knows Hermansson has emerged as a rising star because of his well-rounded submission and striking skills, as well as a recent run of impressive outings. The 31-year-old stopped David Branch with a choke in the first round in March, and received Performance of the Night honors. He then agreed to another fight just a month later and won a unanimous decision against Ronaldo Souza. Hermansson hasn’t lost since he was stopped by former title challenger Thiago Santos in October 2017.
Cannonier is considered a late bloomer of sorts. The 35-year-old Texan is 5-4 in the UFC and moved down to middleweight following a stretch in which he lost three of four at light heavyweight. Perhaps in danger of losing his job with the promotion, Cannonier knocked out Branch in his middleweight debut in November 2018. He followed it up with a first-round stoppage of UFC icon Anderson Silva in Brazil in May. You can see all of Marley’s Hermansson vs. Cannonier picks and UFC predictions at SportsLine.
We can tell you that he’s backing Alen Amedovski (-105) against John Phillips (-115) in a middleweight bout on the preliminary card. Amedovski (8-1) looks to bounce back from a loss in his UFC debut, while Phillips (21-9) aims to snap a three-fight losing streak.
“Amedovski is the crisper striker and could have more power as well. Amedovski gets a counter-punch knockout at some point in this fight and takes it down,” Marley told SportsLine. Book Amedovski over Phillips as one of your top UFC Fight Night picks.
Marley also has strong picks for Hermansson vs. Cannonier, Madsen vs. Belluardo and every other bout on the UFC Fight Night 160 card. His picks include one fight that he knows is “nothing more than a setup.”
Who wins Hermansson vs. Cannonier? And how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks on all 13 fights at UFC Fight Night 160, all from the incomparable expert who’s up nearly $21,000 on MMA in the past year, and find out.