Marvin Vettori will welcome Paulo Costa for his UFC comeback at the UFC Fight Night event this weekend. Ahead of their intriguing clash, here we take a look at five fascinating facts about Marvin Vettori.
Vettori got serious about MMA at the age of 16 after he watched the then-PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko shutting the lights out of his opponents.
Occasionally, Vettori used to work as a bouncer before he made a name for himself in the world of MMA.
Before becoming a full-time MMA athlete, Vettori dipped his toes into other combat sports, such as amateur boxing, grappling, and wrestling.
Vettori is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Filippo Stabile.
Vettori was born and bought up in Trento, Italy. He takes pride in representing his country. Thus, he goes by the moniker 'The Italian Dream.'