UFC 263: Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori Main Event Betting Odds, Preview, and Prediction

Adesanya vs Vettori

Another much-awaited rematch takes the main stage at UFC 263, with middleweight champ Israel Adesanya set to defend his title against Marvin Vettori. Can Adesanya bounce back from his first career loss, or will Vettori finally be able to capture his first UFC title?

Read on for our Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori UFC 263 main event fight odds and preview below. And for all the latest news and updates in and out of the Octagon, head on over to Nitrogen Sports Blog after this.

UFC 263: Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori preview and odds 

Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, AZ
When: Saturday, June 12, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Odds: Israel Adesanya (-286) vs. Marvin Vettori (+213)
Where to watch: ESPN+

What to know about Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori betting odds for Adesanya: -286

Perhaps defending UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya bit off more than he can chew during his last time inside the Octagon.

Adesanya failed to pry the UFC light heavyweight title off the hands of Jan Blachowicz in UFC 259 this past March whilst also suffering his first professional mixed martial arts loss. On the other hand, it was “The Last Stylebender” who moved up to light heavyweight to challenge Blachowicz for the latter’s title and not the other way around, leaving the middleweight belt secured on the Nigerian’s waist until now.

Nonetheless, 20 straight victories as a natural middleweight are still no laughing matters and his next opponent knows this well. Adesanya already has a win over Marvin Vettori from back in April 2018, with Vettori as Adesanya’s 13th victim in his tear across the UFC’s middleweight ranks. The New Zealand resident also has a four-inch height and six-inch reach advantage over Vettori.

What to know about Marvin Vettori

Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori betting odds for Vettori: +213

Not one to be fazed by his latest loss in the UFC, Marvin Vettori has gone on a five-fight win streak since his defeat to Adesanya.

In turn, “The Italian Dream” earned his right to challenge the middleweight champion thanks to his spectacular run. Vettori’s endurance and smarts have definitely improved, as four of his six career fights that have resulted in wins via unanimous decision came during this five-win stretch; one of which being his victory over sixth-ranked middleweight Jack Hermansson.

Although Vettori was defeated by Adesanya in their first meeting, many pundits would argue that the former landed more significant strikes than the latter and that Vettori’s lack of wrestling ultimately led to his demise. As such, expect the 27-year-old from Trento to have a more well-rounded game plan for the rematch similar to his amazing form in his more recent fights.

 

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Adesanya remains the best middleweight fighter in the promotion unless stated otherwise despite his unfortunate loss to Blachowicz. Then again, Vettori has better momentum as well as great familiarity against his opponent already, which could just as easily mean that an upset is in the works and that the UFC could possibly anoint its first-ever Italian champion. 

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