Marvin Vettori’s confidence hasn’t been shaken by his UFC-on-ESPN-46 predominant occasion loss to Jared Cannonier.
Vettori (19-7-1 MMA, 9-5-1 UFC) was clearly overwhelmed by a unanimous resolution in final Saturday’s headlining middleweight match on the UFC Apex. He had a strong first spherical however then took heaps of penalties from Cannonier (17-6 MMA, 10-6 UFC), who set a brand new single combat document for most important hits in a 185lb bout.
Regardless of dropping, Vettori was by no means dropped and at no level appeared anxious to discover a approach out of the combat. His preliminary post-fight feedback mirror this, with Vettori releasing a short assertion on Monday noting that the outcome solely motivated him to push tougher (through Instagram):
A lion stays a lion.
The spirit was by no means damaged.
I’ll come again stronger, I promise you.
Vettori, 29, has misplaced 3-2 in his final 5 fights after the UFC on ESPN 46. His losses throughout that interval went to Cannonier, former UFC champion Robert Whittaker and present division champion Israel Adesanya.
The Italian has notable wins over Jack Hermansson, Paul Costa and Roman Dolidze in recent times.
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