The highly anticipated rematch between current UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori is all set to take place at the Gila River Arena in Arizona.
Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori previously fought at UFC on FOX 29 back in 2018. In that fight, Adesanya defeated Vettori via a split decision. It was one of the toughest fights of Israel’s career and ‘The Italian Dream’ was able to take the ‘Last Stylebender’ to his absolute limits.
Marvin Vettori is coming off of an impressive decision win over Kevin Holland at UFC on Vegas 23 earlier this month. Prior to that, he defeated Jack Hermansson via decision at UFC on ESPN 19.
On the other hand, Israel Adesanya is coming off of his first career loss against UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 back in March. In that fight, Adesanya moved up in weight class in an attempt to become a two-division champion.
In the co-main event, UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo will take on Brandon Moreno in a rematch. The pair fought last December in a ‘Fight Of The Year’ contender fight and the fight ended in a draw.
Also present in the main card is a highly mouth-watering match-up between Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.95
Significant Striking Accuracy: 49%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 2.63
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 61%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.00
Takedown Accuracy: 0%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 82%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.3
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 4.14
Significant Striking Accuracy: 44%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 2.90
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 66%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 2.22
Takedown Accuracy: 53%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 78%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.8
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyse the upcoming fight cards and giving my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 3-2 on picks, bringing my overall record to 121-59.
Check out my previous predictions here.
Middleweight: Israel Adesanya (1.36) vs Marvin Vettori (3.10)
Israel Adesanya wins.
Flyweight: Deiveson Figueiredo (1.44) vs Brandon Moreno (2.75)
Deiveson Figueiredo wins.
Welterweight: Leon Edwards (1.18) vs Nate Diaz (5.0)
Leon Edwards wins.
Welterweight: Demian Maia (2.75) vs Belal Muhammad (1.44)
Belal Muhammad wins.
Middleweight: Paul Craig (3.30) vs Jamahal Hill (1.33)
Jamahal Hill wins.