Gavin Tucker vs. Billy Quarantillo betting preview for UFC 256

Written By Erik Buchinger on December 12, 2020 - Last Updated on December 30, 2020

Canadian Gavin Tucker will be fighting in prelims against Billy Quarantillo on Saturday, Dec. 12. This is part of Saturday night’s UFC 256 event that will be held at UFC’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tucker and Quarantillo will be the third of four preliminary fights, which start at 8 p.m. ET. The early preliminaries will get started at 7:30 p.m. ET with the main card getting started at 10 p.m. ET, headlined by Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno.

Gavin Tucker

Tucker, who was born and raised in St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, heads into this fight having won 12 of his first 13 fights. He stands 5-foot-7 and weighs 145 pounds, with a 66-inch reach and a leg reach of 38 inches.

Tucker won his last two fights, and in his last time out he defeated Justin Jaynes back on Aug. 8. Tucker won in the third round via submission at the 1:46 mark. That was his first fight of 2020, as he took down Seung Woo Choi in a decision following three rounds in the summer of 2019.

Prior to that, Tucker suffered his lone loss in 2017 to Rick Glenn in a decision.

Billy Quarantillo

Quarantillo is from Ransomville, New York, and is going into this one with a 15-2 record. He stands 5-foot-10 at 145 pounds. He has a four-inch advantage with a 70-inch reach, though he has the exact same leg reach of Tucker, at 38 inches.

Quarantillo has been in the octagon more often than Tucker, who had been dealing with an injury, over the last few years. This will be his third fight of 2020, and he hasn’t lost a fight since losing to Michel Quinones in 2016 with eight consecutive victories.

In his last time out, Quarantillo defeated Canadian Kyle Nelson on Sept. 12 with a knockout eight seconds into the third round. Prior to that, he earned a unanimous decision against Spike Carlyle back in May.

Betting Odds

Sportsbooks are offering a variety of wagering options for each of the fights in UFC 256 including this preliminary match. All odds are via a popular United States sportsbook.

Fight Lines


Oddsmakers are calling Tucker the underdog in this fight at +135 odds to win, with Quarantillo at -167.

Total Rounds

The over/under for total rounds in this fight is set at 2.5 rounds, though those who set the lines expect the over to happen at -200 with the under at +150 odds.

Go the Distance

Oddsmakers expect this fight to go the distance with “yes” at -167 and “no” at +125.

Winning Method

The sportsbook is offering bettors the opportunity to wager on both who will win and how the fight will be won. Below are a list of the odds.

To Win by any Knockout, Submission or DQ

  • Gavin Tucker: Yes (+375), No (-670)
  • Billy Quarantillo: Yes (+240, No -360

To win by Decision

  • Billy Quarantillo: Yes (+150), No (-210)
  • Gavin Tucker: Yes (+260), No (-400)

Winning Method

  • Billy Quarantillo by decision +150
  • Gavin Tucker by decision +260
  • Billy Quarantillo by KO, TKO or DQ +450
  • Billy Quarantillo by submission +600
  • Gavin Tucker by KO, TKO or DQ +700
  • Gavin Tucker by submission +800
  • Tie +6600

Round Betting

Not only can sports bettors try and predict how the fight will be won, they can wager on when the fight will end. Below is a look at the odds.

To Win Fight in Round

  • Billy Quarantillo by decision +150
  • Gavin Tucker by decision +260
  • Billy Quarantillo – Round 1 +600
  • Billy Quarantillo – Round 2 +800
  • Gavin Tucker – Round 1 +800
  • Billy Quarantillo – Round 3 +1000
  • Gavin Tucker – Round 2 +1200
  • Gavin Tucker Round 3 +1600
  • Tie +6600

To Win Fight in Round (Ranges)

  • Billy Quarantillo – Rounds 3-Decision +130
  • Gavin Tucker – Round 3-Decision +235
  • Billy Quarantillo – Rounds 1-2 +275
  • Gavin Tucker – Rounds 1-2 +425
  • Tie +6600

Fight to End Quickly

Oddsmakers are suggesting it’s highly unlikely this fight will end within the first 60 seconds of it starting, but if it does, there is a rather significant payout.

Fight to End in the First 60 Seconds of Round 1

  • Yes +1600
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