‘Kevin Holland Is Just a Weird Guy’- Marvin Vettori Says Kevin Holland Fight May Not Help Him Against Israel Adesanya

Published 06/12/2021, 10:27 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 05: Marvin Vettori of Italy prepares to fight Jack Hermansson in a middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 05, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


As Marvin Vettori prepares to take on Israel Adesanya at the UFC 263 event. Excitement surrounding the fight is increasing with every passing moment. Fans and critics from all over the world are looking forward to watch this rematch between these two talented fighters.

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As the fight draws ever nearer, people have been trying to know everything the fighters have done to prepare for the fight. Recently Adesanya was talking about whether he has learnt anything from his fight against Blachowicz that can help him against Vettori. And now Vettori was asked the same about his fight with Kevin Holland.

‘The Italian Dream’ faced Holland at UFC Vegas 23 and won via unanimous decision. Talking about the fight and what he learned from it, Vettori said. “Man, Kevin Holland is just a weird guy. And he doesn’t play by the rules at all, so it was actually like, yes good you know, orthodox guy with like a very long reach.”

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“You know it’s really a very different game than Israel has. But you know still man, I knew going in, I have to stick to the fundamentals. I’m just the superior fighter, I can mix it up better. I have the more complete skill set and there’s nobody that can match that.”

While Vettori does believe Holland is a great fighter, he knows that a fight against Adesanya won’t be the same.

Leading up to the fight between Marvin Vettori and Israel Adesanya

While Vettori might not believe that the fight against Holland will help him against Adesanya. The confidence the fighter gained from the victory is surely going to come in handy in a fight of such magnitude. His victory against Holland was Vettori’s 5th in a row, in fact the fighter last lost in the UFC back in 2018 against none other than Israel Adesanya.

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Since then ‘The Italian Dream’ has grown as a fighter and would look to get one over ‘Stylebender’ this time around. While Vettori has been enjoying a rich run of form. Adesanya just suffered his first professional MMA loss in his last fight. That might have affected the champions confidence and that could potentially be helpful for Vettori.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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