Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at newcomer Marvin Vettori as he takes on Brazilian middleweight Alberto Uda at UFC 202 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marvin Vettori Hometown: Mezzogorona, Italy Age: 22 Height: 6’0” Reach: Weight Class: Middleweight Camp: Stabile Fight Team Career Record: 10-2 Key Wins: Igor Araujo, Jack Mason Key Losses: None Background A Stabile Fight Team product out of Italy, Marvin Vettori has fought solid competition in Venator beating former UFC welterweight Igor Araujo as well as European veteran Jack Mason. Vettori also spends part of his time training at Kings MMA in California alongside the likes of Rafael dos Anjos and Fabricio Werdum. Strengths
- Physically strong
- Does his best work in the clinch
- Underrated wrestler
- Moving up from welterweight to middleweight
- Too hittable at range
Matchup with Alberto Uda Difficult fight to call between Italian Marvin Vettori and Brazilian Alberto Uda. Both fighters are rather poor from range, but are at their best working in the clinch. Uda is a little longer which likely gives him the advantage in the clinch, but he certainly seems more vulnerable to getting hit and being hurt by strikes. Vettori is the more physical fighter and will have success if he decides to take the fight to the ground. This fight likely comes down who buckles first in the clinch exchanges. Vettori is a better athlete, younger, and more durable. I think that’s ultimately the edge in this bout. Look of Vettori to win by a TKO from clinch strikes or after wearing Uda out to win by submission in round two. UFC Ceiling Marvin Vettori is an interesting add to the UFC roster. He’s done well against solid competition in Venator which makes me believe he can have success in the UFC. He’s a young fighter who appears pretty resilient. Training with Kings MMA should certainly enhance his abilities especially in sharpening his striking technique. Moving up in weight won’t be easy for Vettori, but in a division with very few young fighters this is a good opportunity for the Italian fighter. Fight Film Check out Marvin Vettori in some of his most recent fights: Marvin Vettori vs. Igor Araujo Marvin Vettori vs. Tom Richards
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