Marvin Vettori has been campaigning for a struggle. Now, the UFC is lastly giving him one – and a rematch, no much less, with each fighters seeking to settle a rating.
The promotion has booked Vettori towards fellow UFC-ranked middleweight Omari Akhmedov for UFC 256 on Dec. 12. The cardboard doesn’t have an official location or venue right now, although it’s anticipated to happen at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
A number of individuals with data of the scenario just lately knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the reserving however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement.
Vettori (15-3-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC), 27, is driving a three-fight successful streak into the bout. Following a loss to now-UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, Vettori gained back-to-back selections over Cezar Ferreira and Andrew Sanchez earlier than submitting Karl Roberson in his most up-to-date outing at UFC on ESPN 10 on June 13.
In the meantime, Akhmedov (20-5-1 MMA, 8-4-1 UFC) appears to be like to bounce again from a call loss to former UFC champ Chris Weidman in August. Previous to the setback, Akhmedov had gone 5-0-1 in his earlier six visits to the octagon – with the one blemish being a draw with Vettori of their first encounter in December 2017.
With the addition, the Dec. 12 lineup contains:
- Champ Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns – for welterweight title
- Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson – for ladies’s featherweight title
- Carla Esparza vs. Amanda Ribas
- Omari Akhemdov vs. Marvin Vettori