UFC 256- Gavin Tucker Vs Billy Quarantillo : Predictions and Analysis

Published 12/12/2020, 12:52 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 11: Billy Quarantillo poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on September 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


An exciting featherweight bout is scheduled in the prelims of UFC 256 as Gavin Tucker is set to face Billy Quarantillo. Both fighters will be making their fifth appearance in the promotion. 34-year-old Tucker has lost once in his UFC career and is currently on a 2 fight win streak. As for the 32-year-old Quarantillo, he will be looking to end his opponent’s streak.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Gavin Tucker of Canada and Billy Quarantillo face off during the UFC 256 weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 11, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Gavin Tucker and Billy Quarantillo in numbers

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Tucker has an impressive professional record of 12 wins and 1 loss. Four of his wins are by knockout and six by submission. He is a proven finisher who always tends to go for the kill.

Tucker took an almost 2-year layoff since his first career loss to Rick Glenn at UFC 215. He returned at UFC 240 and has since finished both his fights by submission.

As for Quarantillo, he is on a roll. He has won 8 of his last bouts, of which 4 have come in the UFC. Quarantillo made his promotional debut in the Dana White’s Contender Series.

Out of Quarantillo’s 15 professional wins, 6 have been by knockouts and 5 are by submission. He is also a fighter who likes to finish his fights rather than leaving it to the judges.

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Both fighters are finishers with 10 knockouts and 11 submissions between them. This fight has the potential to be a “Fight of the Night”. But despite both being finishers, they are very durable too. So, a back-and-forth battle over the three rounds is most likely what we are going to see. It will be a treat, no doubt.

But Tucker’s defense is not the strongest aspect of his game. And an opponent like Quarantillo will surely be looking to capitalize on that part of his opponent’s game.

Final Prediction: Billy Quarantillo by decision

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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