Israel Adesanya made his UFC Debut in Feb at UFC 221 when the promotion headed to Perth Australia.  Picking up a TKO win over veteran Rob Wilkinson in the 2nd round by using his knees and punches to set up a violent series of strikes.


Traveling across the pond Israel Adesanya originally from Nigeria has been living and training in Australia representing City Kickboxing as he has maintained an undefeated record of 12-0 with 12 KO/TKO finishes.  Israel Adesanya prior to coming to the UFC was a veteran of over 50 professional Kickboxing fights.

24 year old Marvin Vettori comes from Mezzocorona Trentino Italy and last fought at UFC 219 alongside the Cris Cyborg Vs. Holly Holm fight where he was part of a DRAW against Omari Akhmedov, prior to that Vettori was 2-1 in the UFC with his only other loss coming to Antonio Carlos Jr

The first two rounds of the fight saw Israel Adesanya pick his shots from the outside and dominate a fight that was mostly a kickboxing match from the distance where Adesanya felt the most comfortable. In round three Marvin Vettori was able to secure a few takedowns which made exposed a possible whole in the techniques of Adesanya however without enough grappling exchanges Adesanya was able to keep safe and win a 3 round decision 2 to 1.

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