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UFC 263: Adesanya vs Vettori 2: Prediction and Analysis

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UFC 263: Adesanya vs Vettori 2: Prediction and Analysis
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UFC 263: Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori 2: Prediction, Analysis and Pre-Weigh-in Hype ahead of the 12/06/21 fight night

Israel Adesanya will face Marvin Vettori in a rematch at UFC 263 this weekend. The duo previously fought in 2018 with ‘The Last Stylebender’ claiming a split decision win. This time the stakes are even higher as the champion will put his belt on the line against ‘The Italian Dream’.

Adesanya has a professional record of 20-1 with 15 knockouts under his belt. Vettori’s record stands at 17-4. His total of 11 wins comprises 2 T/KO and 9 submission wins.

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Analysis: Vettori Set on Making Things Right in Rematch

Vettori has managed to get himself to title contender status by winning five fights since his loss to the champ in 2018.

Vettori would argue that streak should be six wins, though.

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“I’ve watched the fight multiple times and I was the aggressor in that fight and I was the one pushing the action all the time,” he said, per Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports. “Whatever. Judges screw up a lot of times. Here I am…ready for the rematch and ready to settle the score once and for all.”

The stakes and profile of the matchup have changed, but the basics are the same. Adesanya is the superior fighter from range. His kickboxing background is evident in the cage, and he’s a master craftsman when it comes to getting a read on his opponents and launching the perfect counterstrike.

It stands to reason that the kind of middleweight who can give Adesanya trouble will be the one who turns up the pressure to the point of taking away the tactical pace and distance the champion wants to fight at.

Vettori has the skill set to do that. It’s just going to be a matter of doing it over five rounds without taking too much damage. The Italian Dream is incredibly durable, but he only has two knockouts to his name. Five rounds is a long time to go without getting caught by something vicious from Adesanya.

Prediction

Isreal Adesanya to win through fourth-round TKO (Technical knockout)

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