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Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Adesanya vs Vettori?
Israel Adesanya will face the challenge of Marvin Vettori, as the main event of UFC 263, on Saturday 12th June 2021 in the United States.
The fight will be contested over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
This contest is for the UFC middleweight championship.
Adesanya vs Vettori stats
Israel Adesanya steps into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Marvin Vettori will make his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggest Adesanya has a massive power advantage over Vettori, boasting at 75% knock out percentage over Vettori's 13%.
Israel Adesanya is the older man by 4 years, at 31 years old.
Adesanya has a height advantage of 4 inches over Vettori. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Adesanya is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 months earlier than Vettori, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 7 more professional rounds, 49 to Vettori's 42.
Adesanya vs Vettori form
Adesanya has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Jan Blachowicz on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Paulo Costa on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had won against Yoel Romero on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Robert Whittaker on 5th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.
He had defeated Kelvin Gastelum on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Vettori's last 4 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.