Marvin Vettori Thinks A Third Bout With Israel Adesanya Would Go His Way

Marvin Vettori wants a third bout with Israel Adesanya if he loses to Alex Pereira and believes he gets the best of Adesanya this time.

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Marvin Vettori is targeting a trilogy match with Israel Adesanya next. 

Among the top UFC middleweights, Marvin Vettori is circling for the belt. He is currently ranked third and has title aspirations. Although he doesn’t believe he is next in line for a title shot at the moment, he has the plan to get him there. He would like to take on former champion Israel Adesanya for a third time. 

Adesanya is currently booked up right now, but Vettori sees an opportunity. Adesanya will be facing Alex Pereira once again for the belt on April 8 but Vettori doesn’t see him winning. He thinks it will be Pereira holding the belt and that will leave Adesanya right for the picking.

Marvin Vettori is confident that he can finally beat Israel Adesanya if they fight for a third time 

Vettori sees Robert Whittaker getting the next shot at the champion, who he believes will be Pereira after UFC 287. If that is the case he wants a third try at Adesnaya. He spoke about how he feels he would fair against “Stylebender” this time around in an interview with Inside Fighting. 

“Maybe I’ll get Adesanya after this fight, ” he said. “With the improvement in my striking, it is good, I will make an improvement in the wrestling. I will press the wrestling even more and I’m definitely way more, my top control is much sharper right now. So I think I would do it for sure. I will be very confident walking into that fight, to be honest.”

Vettori is coming off a win over Roman Dolidze at UFC London earlier this month. Since 2018, Vettori has only lost three bouts, the two to Adesanya and one to Whittaker. He also believes that his skills will be too much for Pereira and if he gets the chance to face him instead he would welcome it. 

Published on March 27, 2023 at 10:46 am
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