For the very first time in his career, Israel went on the distance fighting full three rounds as Vettori put on a tough performance to give the undefeated fighter his first 3 round experience. The height and reach advantage did play in the favour of Adesanya, who relied on his crisp jabs and inside leg kicks to keep Vettori guessing. But as the rounds progresses, Vettori realized he couldn’t do much on the stand up and went on to take Adesanya to the ground. His take down attempts were met with intelligent defense but finally Vettori was able to take Adesnya down. Quick to get back on the feet, the middleweight prospect showed everyone his defense game and proved he could even handle the wrestlers. Not a solid performance like his previous fight, but Adesnya still gets to raise his hands.
— UFC (@ufc) April 15, 2018