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Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori Predictions & Tips - Adesanya To Retain 185lb Crown

  • Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori predictions for the UFC middleweight title fight
  • UFC 263 is taking place at Gila Riva Arena in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, June 12
  • Adesanya is returning to middleweight after failed shot at the 205lb crown
  • Adesanya tipped to make return to winning ways
  • Preview, predictions and head to head stats
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (Getty Images)
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Leigh Copson 07 Jun 2021
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Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori Predictions & Tips


Israel Adesanya’s return to middleweight should lead to a return to winning ways.

Adesanya failed to become light-heavyweight champion in March, but he is still undisputed king at 185lbs.

‘The Last Stylebender’ will pick apart Marvin Vettori to get the nod from the judges.

  • Israel Adesanya has a 20-1 record (15 KO/TKOs, 5 decisions)
  • Israel Adesanya has beaten several talented grapplers
  • Israel Adesanya has a 6” reach advantage
  • Israel Adesanya has a 3.5” leg reach advantage

Israel Adesanya Form


Israel Adesanya suffered the first defeat of his career back in March.

However, there was no shame in going the distance with light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz.

Adesanya is back at middleweight for his latest outing – a weight class he has never lost in.

‘The Last Stylebender’ has won nine straight fights in this weight class in the UFC, beating a string of top talents.

Robert Whittaker, Yoel Romero and Kelvin Gastelum are among those who have been dispatched.

Vettori is also on that list after Adesanya beat him via split decision back in April 2018.

Marvin Vettori Form


Marvin Vettori has ridden a five-fight win streak to earn his shot at the middleweight title.

Vettori went 2-2-1 in his first five fights in the UFC.

That second loss was a razor-thin decision defeat to the man he faces here – Adesanya.

He rebounded from that loss with decision wins over Cezar Ferreira and Andrew Sanchez.

Vettori then submitted Karl Roberson in June 2020 for his first stoppage win in four years.

The Italian then forced his title shot by besting Jack Hermansson and Kevin Holland in five-rounders.

Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori FAQs

Where can I watch the Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori live stream?

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Where is Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori taking place?

Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori is taking place at UFC 263 on Saturday, June 12 at the Gila Riva Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

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Verdict

Vettori proved to be a handful in the first meeting with Adesanya, but this could be more convincing.

Adesanya has faced and beaten talented grapplers repeatedly in recent years.

His elite stand-up skills and big reach advantage will help him fight at range to outpoint Vettori.

Best Bet: Israel Adesanya Winner $1.40 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
Value Bet: Adesanya by Decision Method Of Victory $2.40 at Neds - 2 Units

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