Israel Adesanya sweeps the scorecards, retains middleweight championship in rematch with Marvin Vettori at UFC 263
The UFC 263 essential occasion was nothing however Israel Adesanya, as he retained the UFC middleweight championship in a efficiency towards Marvin Vettori that left little question in anybody’s thoughts.
This was a rematch from their April 2018 bout in the identical enviornment, which Adesanya gained in a cut up determination.
Israel Adesanya outclasses Marvin Vettori to retain middleweight title at UFC 263
Adesanya labored over Vettori with a number of onerous leg kicks all through the opening body, as nicely a notable excessive kick that caught Vettori. Vettori scored a takedown in the course of the spherical, however Adesanya was capable of get again to his ft with a little bit of effort.
Adesanya continued to strike across the outdoors within the second spherical, persevering with to land the leg kicks, in addition to using elbows within the clinch to stop Vettori’s takedown makes an attempt.
Vettori got here proper after Adesanya within the third spherical, taking him down nearly instantly and getting a maintain of Adesanya’s again. He almost locked in a choke on the defending champ, however Adesanya managed to show round and get on prime in Vettori’s guard. Vettori tried a leg lock, however Adesanya was capable of get out, and, following an eye-poke break, the 2 started to commerce, and Adesanya continued to get the higher of Vettori by main with the leg kicks.
Adesanya continued his leg-kick-leading technique within the fourth spherical, persevering with to choose aside on the challenger, who had little reply to Adesanya’s assault.
Vettori tried to get one other takedown of Adesanya at the beginning of the fifth, just for Adesanya to simply shake him off and get again to work. Vettori did ultimately rating a takedown, just for Adesanya to simply get again to his ft.
UFC 263 takes place on Saturday, June 12, 2021, dwell from the Gila River Enviornment in Glendale, AZ. Observe together with FanSided who’s on-site all week for all of your dwell information and highlights.