‘That’s a Little Secret’ -Israel Adesanya Talks About Breath Training Exercises Ahead of His Fight With Marvin Vettori

Published 06/12/2021, 10:26 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 07: Israel Adesanya of Nigeria battles Yoel Romero (not pictured) in their UFC middleweight championship fight during the UFC 248 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Israel Adesanya is all set to face Marvin Vettori at the UFC 263 main event. Ahead of this fight a war of words between the two fighters has taken center stage. Both the fighters seem to lose no opportunity of taking shots at each other.

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The fight is expected to be one of the best of the night as both fighters are extremely talented. While both fighters have trained extensively for the fight, ‘Stylebender’ talked about a secret technique he has been working on, that might help him gain advantage in the fight.

During a recent interview, Adesanya was talking about the same secret technique. Adesanya seemed hesitant to answer at first, but in the end did share some details about the same.

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“I wasn’t hoping I’d had to, coz that’s a little secret between us. I mean, like just put it this way, in about a year people will start doing what we’re doing right now. And that’s focusing on you know how you breathe, not just breathing for the sake of breathing. Just put it this way, watch him halfway through the first round or at the end of the first round. He’s going to be mouth breathing. And you’ll see me nasal breathing in out fresh air.”

What to expect from the fight between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori?

Adesanya has been one of the best UFC fighters of this era and has never lost a middleweight bout in his professional career. In fact ‘Stylebender’s’ only professional MMA loss came against Jan Blachowicz in his last UFC fight. Therefore, coming into the fight, many consider the champion to be the favorite.

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However, it won’t be a simple task for Adesanya as his opponent has been in substantial form himself. Vettori is currently riding high on a 5 fight win streak, and would love to keep it going.

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This fight is not the first between Adesanya and Vettori as the pair has earlier competed at the UFC on Fox 29 event. That fight ended in a split decision victory for Adesanya. Since then both the fighters have grown a lot, and thus the fight will surely entertain everyone watching.

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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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