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Robert Whittaker vs Marvin Vettori: Preview, Where to watch and Betting odds

Nnaemeka Ijioma
02 Sep 2022
11:38

Two top contenders of the UFC Middleweight division go head-to-head in the co-main event at UFC Paris to decide who will take another shot at the champion, Israel Adesanya in a division that is already starting to bore the champion. The ‘Last Stylebender' has defeated Australian Robert Whittaker and Italian Marvin Vettori twice, originally taking the Middleweight championship from Whittaker and completing a double against Vettori in July 2021. Both fighters have astounding resumes except for the blight of losing to Adesanya. 

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Robert Whittaker vs Marvin Vettori

MMA: UFC Middleweight

Location: Accor Arena, Paris, France

Date: 4.09.2022, 02:00

Where to watch: ESPN+

The 31-year-old is a former Middleweight champion and winner of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes in the Welterweight class.. After winning the Interim Middleweight championship title, he became the undisputed champion when Georges St-Pierre vacated the UFC Middleweight Championship in 2017. Whittaker lost his title against Israel Adesanya in October 2019 at UFC 243 via second-round knockout. Early this year, Whittaker faced Adesanya in a rematch for the UFC Middleweight Championship at UFC 271. He lost the bout via unanimous decision. Currently, he is number one in the UFC Middleweight rankings. 

I’m excited for the main event, the co-main event I’m excited for as well ... actually, I’m not. I’m not gonna lie. I’m not gonna bulls—t you guys and give you the P.C. (politically correct) answers. I’m not actually excited for the co-main event. I’ll watch it. Meh. I know who’s gonna win. Rob’s gonna win so that’s why it’s not exciting for me.

Israel Adesanya

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Robert Whittaker, Tale of the Tape

  • Age: 31
  • Height: 5’ 11”
  • Reach: 73”
  • Total fights: 29
  • Record: 23-6-0

The former Venator FC Welterweight Champion is number two in the UFC Middleweight rankings. He joined the UFC from the European circuits and debuted in 2016 at UFC 202 with a first-round win against Alberto Emiliano Pereira. Last year he lost a rematch against Israel Adesanya for the Middleweight championship via unanimous decision. Earlier in 2018, he lost against Adesanya via a split decision. In 2021, Vettori fought Paulo Costa in a light heavyweight bout winning by unanimous decision. The win earned him his second Performance of the Night award.

Marvin Vettori, Tale of the Tape

  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6’ 0”
  • Reach: 74”
  • Total fights: 24
  • Record: 18-5-1
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Robert Whittaker is a favorite to win this bout at 1.41 odds. A bet for Marvin Vettori to win comes at 2.785, both on 1xbet.

A points victory for Whittaker at 2 odds on 22bet.

Total Rounds, Under 2.5 at 3.25 on Bet 365

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