‘The Italian Dream’ Marvin Vettori shared his prediction for his upcoming title fight against Israel Adesanya
Vettori, on the other hand, has slowly climbed the rungs of the middleweight ladder ever since that loss. In fact he has never lost since that Izzy fight.
In a recent interview with Brett Okamoto of ESPN, Vettori shed some light on how the fight would pan out. While he did say that he was aiming for a finish, he couldn’t help himself acknowledging Adesanya’s ‘slippery as an eel’ attribute.
Vettori told Okamoto:
“I wanna finish this guy man. I really wanna finish this guy, Israel. Like, leave no doubts. And, I think I can. But if not, he is solid, he is solid in his way of fighting. He’s slippery, he is able to get away from positions. But if not, I’ll just beat him every round. I can’t let any round be close, I’ll bring the fight for sure.”
Marvin Vettori is coming off a massive ground-heavy performance
One thing Adesanya seems to struggle against is a ground-heavy approach. The Last Stylebender tested murky waters when he decided to move up a weight class and challenge Jan Blachowicz for the light-heavyweight title.
Unfortunately, the Nigerian ended up being defeated for the first time, as he dominated on the ground by the Super Pole.
Now, Vettori has a very similar fighting approach to that of Blachowicz. It was typified during his last encounter against Kevin Holland in April. ‘The Italian Dream’ executed a staggering 11 takedowns (a middleweight record) on his way to a dominant unanimous decision victory.
He will now be looking forward to executing the same thing, come the 12th of June.
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