UFC Glendale Results: Israel Adesanya Outpoints Marvin Vettori

Highly touted prospect Israel Adesanya rallied to a decision victory over Italian Marvin Vettori in the first 15 minute fight of his MMA career.

Big question marks were raised as to how “The Last Stylebender” would cope with the physicality and wrestling of the European after struggling somewhat with Rob Wilkinson in that aspect.

Adesanya stuffed early takedown attempts from Vettori and found his range as the round progressed.

However, Adesanya answered all questions asked of him and in the second round saw even more success, landing brutal body kicks whilst steering clear of any attacks coming his way.

Th third round saw Vettori land three takedowns, the moments he had been looking for. But each and every time, Adesanya got back to his feet and “The Italian Dream” failed to capitalise on his opportunities.

The fight went to the scorecards and the Nigerian born fighter won via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

With the win, Adesanya moves to (13-0) and impresses yet again after beating a solid name in Marvin Vettori. As for his opponent, he falls to (12-4-1).

It will be interesting to see who matchmakers pair the prospect with next, having not raised too many eyebrows, remaining solid in his first two fights with the kingpin promotion.

 

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