Where Is Marvin Vettori From:- Origin and Ethnicity

Published 06/08/2021, 12:46 AM EDT


Marvin Vettori has been in the UFC since 2016 and has established himself as the best at 185-pounds. ‘The Italian Dream’ prepares for arguably the biggest test of his UFC career as he takes on Israel Adesanya for the second time in his career. This time, the belt will be on the line. 

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Vettori is extremely close to making history. If he can secure a win this weekend, he will become the first-ever Italian champion in the UFC.

This is something that Vettori takes huge pride in. He wants to win the belt and bring it back to his country. Ahead of his upcoming fight, we take a look at the origins of ‘The Italian Dream’, Marvin Vettori.

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The Italian Dream’ was born in Trento, Italy on September 20th, 1993. He is the eldest of three siblings. Vettori was enamored by fighting at a very young age and wanted to pursue it as a career after watching the likes of Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ among others on Pride TV. 

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Vettori initially spent a lot of time in Italy going from gym to gym to pick up as much knowledge as he could. However, the sport is not as developed in Italy as it is in other parts of the world, which is why there was a limit to how much Vettori could grow as a martial artist in Italy.

Hence, ‘The Italian Dream’ set out for London where he stayed for a few years before moving to The United States to hone his skills at King’s MMA under Rafael Cordeiro. 

‘The Italian Dream’ was signed to the UFC when he was just 23. He made his debut at UFC 202 and has not looked back ever since.

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In his first encounter with the current champion, he was able to push ‘The Last Style Bender’ till the very last minute. Although he lost the fight via split-decision, many believed that the fight could have gone either way. 

This time around, Vettori will be aiming to leave no doubt and secure a dominant win and make history by becoming the first Italian champion in the UFC. 

 

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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