Pros react to Israel Adesanya defeating Marvin Vettori at UFC 263

Israel Adesanya, Marvin Vettori, UFC 263
Israel Adesanya defeats Marvin Vettori at UFC 263

Israel Adesanya was looking to earn his third middleweight title defense when he rematched Marvin Vettori in tonight’s UFC 263 main event.

Adesanya (21-1 MMA) and Vettori (17-5-1 MMA) had originally collided in April of 2018, with the promotions reigning middleweight champion emerging victorious by way of split decision.

Since then ‘The Italian Dream’ had went on to win five fights in a row, his most previous being a dominant decision victory over Kevin Holland.

Meanwhile, Israel Adesanya had entered UFC 263 looking to rebound from the first loss of his professional MMA career. ‘Stylebender’ had his ambitions of becoming a champ-champ halted by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 back in March. Prior to that setback, the middleweight champion had reeled off two title defenses over opponents Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa.

Israel Adesanya, Marvin Vettori
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Tonight’s UFC 263 main event proved to be a dominant showing from Israel Adesanya. The champ was able to seemingly stifle the grappling of Marvin Vettori, which left the Italian standing in Izzy’s wheelhouse. Although ‘Stylebender’ did not deliver on the finish that he promised, he did win every round on all three of the judges scorecards.

Official UFC 263 Result: Israel Adesanya def. Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)

Check out how the pros reacted to Adesanya defeating Vettori below:

Post-fight reactions to Israel Adesanya defeating Marvin Vettori at UFC 263:

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