The UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya is laser-focused on fighting Marvin Vettori. The two MMA giants are set to lock horns at UFC 263, where Vettori would be waiting on Adesanya to take his revenge.
The last time the two fought back in 2018. It was Adesanya who emerged victorious through a split decision win, still termed as a controversial victory for the Stylebender. Many believed that Israel was just lucky to make it through as it was evident that the last round was owned by Vettori.
UFC 263 Fight Camp
Israel Adesanya recently uploaded to his YouTube channel ‘FREESTYLEBENDER’, the first vlog for UFC 263 Fight Camp, documenting his training before fighting Marvin Vettori. The Last Stylebender will be looking for revenge after suffering his first MMA loss against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 showdown.
In the first episode of the UFC 263 Fight Camp vlog series, Adesanya has seen training hard on his wrestling skills. In the vlog, we could see Israel’s brother David Adesanya helping him during the training. Adesanya is training at City Kickboxing with its coach Andrei Paulet, who is fixated on fixing the most perceived weakness for the former champ that is his – grappling skills.
“I see some blood, sweat, and tears man!” David said on Israel’s training routine.
Adesanya’s loss against Jan has created a perception that grappling is surely not a strong suit for the former’s arsenal. Much of the hype surrounding the rematch stems from the success Vettori had on the ground against Adesanya when the two last met in the octagon.
“I think he’s looking good, yeah he’s looking good, but still some more left to do. He[Adesanya] made a mistake in that fight, but it’s something he’s not gonna do again. I am happy where he is right now, and I wanna see the end product at the end of the camp.” said Andrei Paulet.
Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori
The UFC 263 title fight is a rematch of the 2018 fight, which was the second fight for Adesanya inside the UFC octagon. Israel Adesanya showed his tremendous kickboxing skills as he got better of Vettori in striking. However, whenever they got close and in the grappling position, it was Marvin who had the upper hand. But, in the end, Adesanya was able to escape the fight with a narrow split-decision victory. It would be intriguing to see how these two middleweight elites fair against each other in a much-anticipated rematch.