UFC 263: Israel Adesanya VS Marvin Vettori

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The events of June 12th in the UFC universe are highly anticipated by all and sundry. We get to see the champion of the UFC middleweight category, Israel Adesanya back in action after his first career defeat at UFC 259 to Jan Blachowicz who beat him by decision when he attempted to take his light heavyweight title off him. Marvin Vettori who ranks third in the middleweight category is set to challenge him for his title in a fight that would most definitely light the Octagon up in flames.

As we countdown to this epic battle that gives one goosebumps at the thought of it, we also take a look at a brief overview of the champion and challenger’s careers.


Marvin Vettori is a 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) fighter who has a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he has different nicknames such as; The Italian Dream, Marv, Angry Marvin. He is a very prolific fighter with an outstanding record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw in 22 fights during his UFC career.

Vettori is a submissions expert as he has racked up 9 of his 17 victories by forcing his opponents to submit to maneuvers, he is also a tenacious fighter with a high level of endurance, evidently shown in the fact that he has won 6 of his fights by decisions as well as the fact that all his 4 losses have come by decisions, never falling to submissions or getting knocked out under the impact of a heavy fist. Vettori has been active fighter since 2011.

Israel Adesanya who is currently the champion of the middleweight division and has successfully defended his title twice, stands at 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) towering above most of his peers, he has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, his nickname which definitely resounds throughout the UFC universe is “The Last Stylebender”.

He is an absolute monster in the Octagon, never once losing a fight to anyone within his division, boasting of a jaw-dropping 20 wins in 21 fights, Adesanya truly deserves to stand at the pinnacle of the division. He has won 15 fights by the means of knockout, a testament to heavy fist and super punches he packs, the other 5 have come by decision.

His loss against his light heavyweight opponent in his most recent fight came by decision and he would definitely be looking to bounce back with a win against Vettori. Adesanya has been an active fighter since 2009.

This match promises to give every fan their money’s worth and it would most definitely bring with it a lot of excitement, goosebumps and entertainment as well.

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