BREAKING: Israel Adesanya Defeats Marvin Vettori At #UFC263 To Retain Title—The stylebender and Nigerian-born UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya has successfully defended his middleweight for the third time after defeating Marvin Vettori via unanimous decision fight at #UFC263
The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Israel Adesanya defeats Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
The fight was the second time both fighters will be facing each other in the UFC, with Adesanya running out victorious through a split decision in their first meeting in April 2018.
Both fighters have had heated conversations during their press conferences before the encounter, but Adesanya says he is ready to defend his title.
Adesanya rules the middleweight division after failing to secure the light heavyweight title from Poland’s Jan Blachowicz last March.
The 31-year-old also promised to send Vettori to the floor in the second round.
Vettori attempted to make history early Sunday morning as he looked to dethrone Adesanya to become Italy’s first UFC titleholder.