Israel Adesanya set to fight Marvin Vettori at UFC on FOX 29

The UFC has wasted no time in booking Israel Adesanya for his second UFC bout.

The promotion recently announced that the Nigerian born New Zealander will take on Italian fighter Marvin Vettori at UFC on FOX 29 in Glendale, Arizona.

Adesanya has been well known to fans across Australia and New Zealand for many years and recently announced himself to the world when he clinically dismantled Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221 in Perth. The win brought Adesenya’s professional MMA record to 12-0, with all his wins coming by knockout.

His opponent, Marvin Vettori (12-3-1) has had four fights in the UFC that includes two wins, a loss and a draw. Vettori took no time in throwing some shade at Adesanya, while also mistaking him for an Australian.

UFC on Fox 29 takes place on April 15 (Australian time) and features a lightweight clash between Justin Gaetchje and Dustin Poirier in the main event. A not to be missed contest between Carlos Condit and Matt Brown also features on the card.

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My earliest combat sports memory is watching David Tua knock people out with his left hook.  I am extremely passionate about combat sports in Australia and my home country of New Zealand and I endeavour to grow the profile of martial arts and its athletes in both countries. Persistent Brazilian jiu-jitsu battler.