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Sunday, Apr 11, 2021

Marvin Vettori: Israel Adesanya Rematch “Has to be Made”

Marvin Vettori (image via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

After extending his winning streak to five, with a dominant win over Kevin Holland, Marvin Vettori says there’s no doubt he deserves to fight Israel Adesanya next.

Vettori battled Holland in the main event of UFC Vegas 23 on Saturday, and rolled to a decision win via his wrestling and top game. Following the bout, the 27-year-old had this to say about his title shot prospects, and a rematch with the middleweight champ, Adesanya (quote via MMA Junkie).

“Five-win streak, I’ve accepted anybody at any time, always showing up, always making weight, never complaining about nothing, and I just beat these guys very dominantly,” Vettori said. “I leave no doubt. The last fight I had with Adesanya was the closest fight that he’s ever had, and in my eyes I still won it. It has to be made again.

“I’m next in line, and I deserve it. I was supposed to fight Darren Till. He didn’t show up. Now he’s out. I’m the most hungry, and I’m next. The winning streak that I’ve had, all my opponents have been solid. I’m next.”

Vettori (17-4-1) fought Adesanya (20-1) back in 2018 and lost the fight via split decision. The middleweight champ, meanwhile, is coming off a decision loss to light heavyweight champ, Jan Blachowicz.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:31 am
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