The reigning and defending UFC Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya is going to defend his title in a rematch against Marvin Vettori at the main event of UFC 263. This rematch took almost three years in making and here is the UFC 263 Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori 2 Prediction and Fight preview.
UFC 263: Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori 2 Preview
‘The Last Stylebender’ Israel Adesanya is no doubt one of the greatest UFC Middleweight champions ever. He won the title by defeating Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 by a second-round TKO. After that, he defended it two times against some top-ranked contenders like Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa.
In his last fight, he moved to the Light Heavyweight division to challenge Jan Blachowicz for his title. But things didn’t go as planned for Izzy and he faced the first loss of his MMA career. This was Adesanya’s Light Heavyweight debut and after losing this fight he is defending his Middleweight title once again, against a familiar face.
Marvin Vettori improved tremendously since his last split decision loss against Adesanya on UFC on Fox: Poirier vs Gaethje. Vettori is undefeated since that loss and he is coming into this fight with five consecutive wins on his back.
In his last fight against Kevin Holland, Vettori showed excellent wrestling and kept Holland down almost the whole fight. Blachowicz also did a similar thing against Adesanya and ‘The Italian Dream’ believes his strong wrestling offense will carve the way to his victory.
UFC 263: Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori 2 Prediction
‘The Last Stylebender’ Israel Adesanya is the crowd favorite to win this fight with betting odds of -240 in his favor against ‘The Italian Dream’ Marvin Vettori who’ll be stepping into this fight as an underdog with betting odds of +200 in his favor.
Adesanya got a huge chip on his shoulder as many believed Blachowicz exposed his weakness but Vettori also coming into this fight with the mission of being the first Italian UFC champion. The fans are eagerly waiting to see this highly anticipated match.
Predicted Result: Israel Adesanya def Marvin Vettori