Adesanya vs Vetorri

UFC Fight Night Preview: Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori

One of the most intriguing main card matches set to take place on this Saturday’s UFC on Fox 29 event is between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori. Both fighters are relative newcomers to the UFC and proven fight finishers who are looking for that big win that will get themselves noticed.

 

Israel Adesanya recent form and fight record

A top ranked kickboxer, Israel Adesanya has attracted plenty of hype due to his extreme self- confidence and entertaining striking game. He will need to bring his confidence and A-game against Vettori, however, who is much stronger and has a better ground game than Adesanya.

Res.

Opponent

Method

Event

Date

Win Rob Wilkinson TKO (knees and punches) UFC 221 February 11, 2018
Win Stuart Dare KO (head kick) Hex Fighting Series 12 November 24, 2017
Win Melvin Guillard TKO (punches) Australia Fighting Championship 20 July 28, 2017
Win Murad Kuramagomedov TKO (punches) Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 4 May 28, 2016
Win Andrew Flores Smith TKO (corner stoppage) Glory of Heroes 2 May 7, 2016

Marvin Vettori recent form and fight record

Res.

Opponent

Method

Event

Draw Omari Akhmedov Draw (majority) UFC 219
Win Vitor Miranda Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee
Loss Antônio Carlos Júnior Decision (unanimous) UFC 207
Win Alberto Uda Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 202
Win Igor Araújo Submission (guillotine choke) Venator FC 3

In order for Vettori to win the fight, he will need to use his strength advantage to get close to Adesanya in order to soften him up and get him to the ground. Adesanya did struggle against Wilkinson in the first round of their fight at UFC 221 due to Wilkinson being able to hold him against the cage.Vettori has shown an almost freakish ability to eat strikes – having never been finished in his 16 MMA fights – and is not afraid to get up close and brawl with his opponents. Because of this, Adesanya will need to use his reach and cardio advantage, technical striking edge and constant movement to chop Vettori down from range and dodge his takedown attempts and wild strikes.

Vettori needs to bring a similar approach to Adesanya, although the Italian must be efficient with his energy and not gas out, as Adesanya will almost certainly take advantage if that happens.

 

Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori prediction

We tip this UFC contest to go the distance but ultimately, it’s Adesanya that get’s our vote of confidence for the win. He won’t have it all his own way in the cage which is why we predict his method of victory will be a unanimous decision.

Who do you think will win this fight? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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