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Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori Middleweight Title Fight in the Works for UFC 263

April 25, 2021 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

Despite pulling off a dominant win over Kelvin Gastelum at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night card, it does not appear that former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will be receiving a rematch against champion Israel Adesanya. ESPN reports that, per UFC President Dana White, a middleweight title fight is in the works with Israel Adesanya against contender Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 in June.

The bout agreements have not yet been signed, but the title fight is currently in negotiations and expected to headline the event. The card is slated or June 12. It does not yet have a venue or host city.

Adesanya is looking to rebound after losing his bid to move up in weight and compete for the light heavyweight title against champion Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 in March.

Prospective contender Vettori is currently on a five fight winning streak inside the Octagon. His current UFC record stands at 7-2-1. Previously, Vettori fought and lost to Adesanya by split decision at UFC on FOX 29 in April 2018.

According to Dana White, Robert Whittaker will face the winner of Adesanya vs. Vettori later on.

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