Marvin Vettori has been campaigning for a battle. Now, the UFC is last but not least supplying him one particular – and a rematch, no much less, with both equally fighters looking to settle a score.
The marketing has booked Vettori against fellow UFC-rated middleweight Omari Akhmedov for UFC 256 on Dec. 12. The card doesn’t have an official spot or location at this time, even though it is expected to just take spot at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
A number of folks with understanding of the predicament lately informed MMA Junkie of the scheduling but questioned to continue to be anonymous as the advertising has however 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. Pursuing a reduction to now-UFC middleweight winner Israel Adesanya, Vettori received back-to-again selections over Cezar Ferreira and Andrew Sanchez prior to submitting Karl Roberson in his most modern 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 back again from a determination loss to previous UFC champ Chris Weidman in August. Prior to the setback, Akhmedov had absent 5–1 in his previous 6 visits to the octagon – with the a person blemish becoming a draw with Vettori in their 1st encounter in December 2017.
With the addition, the Dec. 12 lineup incorporates:
- Champ Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns – for welterweight title
- Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson – for women’s featherweight title
- Carla Esparza vs. Amanda Ribas
- Omari Akhemdov vs. Marvin Vettori