Popular Nigerian-born and New Zealand MMA fighter, Israel Adesanya is set to take on Italy’s Marvin Vettori this weekend as he is set to defend his UFC middleweight title as he remains undefeated in the middleweight category.
Israel Adesanya lost his general undefeated status after losing in his attempt to win his second belt but in a different weight category, Israel lost to Polish fighter Blachowicz in March 2021.
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Israel Adesanya’s loss in the Light heavyweight category to Blachowicz marked the first loss of Adesanya’s MMA career, but the UFC middleweight champion will have to defend his title against Marvin Vettori at the UFC 263 in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, June 12.
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The pair met once before in April 2018 with Adesanya earning a split decision victory.
In the co-main event, Deiveson Figueiredo will defend his flyweight championship against Brandon Moreno. The two men fought to a draw this past December.
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