In the main event of UFC 263, Israel Adesanya looks to defend his middleweight title for the third time as he rematches Marvin Vettori. Heading into the fight, Adesanya is a -250 favorite while the challenger is a +200 underdog.
Professional fighters ‘ forecast for title fight Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori 2 . UFC 263
Jack Hermansson, UFC middleweight: I see Adesanya winning it again. He will keep his range and piece up Vettori. I think it probably goes the distance as Vettori is very durable.
Eryk Anders, UFC middleweight: I don’t see Adesanya losing his belt. I expect Adesanya to stuff the takedowns and pick Vettori apart. If you are going to get Izzy you have to get him the first time.
Steven Peterson, UFC featherweight: Man, I see Adesanya using his aggression against him and putting Vettori down with the check left hook.
Christos Giagos, UFC lightweight: Adesanya. He beat him once already and his striking will be too good for Vettori.
Matt Frevola, UFC lightweight: I like Adesanya, coming off that loss I think you will see some fire in the eyes and will remind the world how good he is with a TKO win over Vettori.
Frank Camacho, UFC lightweight: I’m an Izzy fan. He is phenomenal and I think he will TKO Vettori.
TJ Brown, UFC featherweight: Adesanya by late TKO. I think he wants to finish Vettori after all the talk he has done.
Youssef Zalal, UFC featherweight: I have to go with Adesanya. I think he wins it by decision as Vettori is durable.
Sean Woodson, UFC featherweight: I have to go with Adesanya. His kickboxing is too good and I think he beats Vettori more convincingly.
Danny Sabatello, Bellator bantamweight: I have to go with my fellow Italian. I do think Vettori can actually get in Adesanya’s head, and Adesanya knows it will be a tough fight. Vettori will shock a lot of people using his wrestling.
Fighters picking Israel Adesanya: Jack Hermansson, Eryk Anders, Steven Peterson, Christos Giagos, Matt Frevola, Frank Camacho, TJ Brown, Youssef Zalal, Sean Woodson
Fighters picking Marvin Vettori: Danny Sabatello