Watch Full Fight Video Highlights Of Marvin Vettori Vs Robert Whittaker UFC Fight Night 209 – Took Place at the Accor Arena in Paris On The 3rd September 2022. Live On ESPN+.
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Marvin Vettori and Robert Whittaker have both a pair of losses to the champion Isreal Adesanya and will lock horns this time in a bid to determine the next No.1 contender of the middleweight division.
Whittaker has recently seemed invincible in the UFC middleweight division but has failed to dethrone champion Adesanya. However, there were improvements in the rematch, which he lost via decision and if his improvement trajectory continues in the Vettori fight, a trilogy with “Izzy” could go in his favour.
Vettori might not be consistently involved in title fights and eliminators but just as Whittaker proved himself a merited member of the top five fighters of the division. Vettori has since bounced back from his loss to Adesanya, out-pointing Paulo Costa in his last outing but his performance wasn’t so spectacular to send a trilogy message to Izzy.
Whittaker has also been beaten by one fighter in 14 fights. Got knocked out in the second round of his first meeting with Adesanya in 2019 and most recently lost a unanimous decision in his last outing against Izzy.
Stylistically they match, Whittaker and Vettori are both excellent kick boxers but the former is more mobile and athletic than the latter. Whittaker will need to be more mobile to give Vettori issues. Whittaker has also developed his ground game and could score a few takedowns of his own.
Vettori has a better ground game but might find Whittaker difficult to catch as the latter is more evasive and difficult to catch, an observation glaringly evident in his battle with Yoel Romero. This forces most fighters to fight on foot, leaving all the advantages for the Australian.
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