‘I Still Think That I Won the Fight’- Marvin Vettori Still Not Happy With Israel Adesanya Fight Decision

Published 06/05/2021, 5:21 AM EDT


Israel Adesanya is set to defend his belt against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 this month. The duo previously fought in 2018 with Adesanya claiming a split decision win in his second fight in the organization. However, Vettori feels he should have won the fight instead.

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Speaking to Yahoo Sports in a recent interview, ‘The Italian Dream’ said, “Yeah, and I definitely, I think I still think that I won the fight, I won. I watched the fight multiple times. And I think like, you know, I was the aggressor in that fight. I was the one pushing the action all the time.”

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And, you know, whatever, you know, judges screw up a lot of times. But here I am. And, you know, 10 days out to rematch and I’m ready to settle the score once for all and show who is the best middleweight in the world,” Vettori added.

And, you know, I feel like back then, when he won, when they gave him the win, You know, he wanted like, a little venue, let’s call it you know, and now when it counts, when, you know, everybody’s eyes is gonna be on us then. You know, I win really clearly and also the school once for all,” he said further.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 10: (R-L) Marvin Vettori of Italy takes down Kevin Holland in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on April 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Vettori sealed his spot as the no.1 contender with a win over Kevin Holland in his last fight. Can he become the champion at UFC 263?

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Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori: Will the outcome be any different this time?

Many believe Jan Blachowicz has laid out the game plan for others to beat Adesanya. Taking the fight to the ground might neutralize ‘The Last Stylebender‘ and his striking prowess. But, that was the only time that has happened to him.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 06: Israel Adesanya makes his way to the Octagon for the Middleweight title bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Given the student of the game that he is, one might expect him to learn from his mistakes and become an even better version of himself. However, Vettori certainly has the potential to pull off an upset, ensuring that the outcome is different from their 2018 fight.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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