Israel Adesanya Calls Out Robert Whittaker After Retaining Middleweight Title at UFC 263

Israel Adesanya Calls Out Robert Whittaker After Retaining Middleweight Title at UFC 263

Get to know what was stated by Israel Adesanya on Robert Whittaker after retaining the Middleweight title at UFC 263 against Marvin Vettori 

If Jan Blachowicz showcased a blueprint on how to beat Israel Adesanya, it surely wasn’t picked up by Marvin Vettori, as he got dismantled against the Last Stylebender at UFC 263.

Throughout the course of five rounds, it was Israel Adesanya who came out of top and displayed just why he is undefeated in the middleweight division.

Having made numerous turnovers and counters, Marvin Vettori seemed all out of sorts, conceding a record-tying 37 kicks form Adesanya in a single fight.

Israel Adesanya on Robert Whittaker: Adesanya vs Vettori

After not such a surprising victory via unanimous decision, Adesanya remained calm and dedicated the fight to his close friend.

If many are not aware, he fought less than a month after his friend and training partner, Fau Vake, was murdered in New Zealand. He laid the belt on the canvas at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arena, dropped to his knees and bowed his head in memory of Vake.

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After the fight concluded, Adesanya stated, “We need to run that back in Auckland, in my territory this time,” Adesanya said. “Why? I’m the f***ing king, b****!”

Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori Fight Highlights

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He showed his wizardry with his hands, as well, evading strikes and then connecting to the chin repeatedly. Israel Adesanya mixed things up and was throwing low and high kicks, lefts and rights and Vettori never knew where, or where, the strikes were coming from.

Marvin Vettori oddly thought he won the fight, even though his coach, Rafael Cordeiro, was pleading with him after every round to pick up the pace and get more aggressive.

He got several takedowns, but unlike in their first fight in 2018, Vettori wasn’t able to hold him down. Adesanya would work his way back to his feet and go on to pick the challenger, Marvin Vettori apart. Unsurprisingly he retained his title for the third time.

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