We are just a few days away from one of the most fierce rivalry to take into action as Israel Adesanya (20-1) defends his middleweight belt against The Italian Marvin Vettori (17-4-1) at UFC 263 in Glendale, Arizona.
Leading up to the fight, the net worth of the Middleweight Champion is approximately around $2 million whereas the net worth of the Italian is estimated near $700,000.
UFC 263 fight purse for Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori
Moreover, the fight purses of both the fighters have been revealed. According to reports, Israel Adesanya will make a guaranteed $1 million for stepping in the octagon. Whereas Marvin Vettori will make a confirmed amount of $400,000 from the fight. The Middleweight champion will reportedly make $1.1 million including the bonus and the sponsor payouts. On the other hand, Marvin Vettori will end up making $500,000 for the fight. As a result, both the fighters will earn their biggest payday from a single fight.
“The Last Stylebender” will try to stamp his authority and continue his dominance in the Middleweight division by defeating “The Italian Dream.” Both the fighters have significantly improved since their last face-off. The Middleweight Champion has turned into one of the best strikers of the division. On the contrary, his opponent has become a great grappler.
Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori: Height and reach difference
However, there is a significant difference in their height and reach. Israel Adesanya(31 years old) stands tall at 6ft 4 inches with a reach of 80 inches. On the other hand, Marvin Vettori’s(27 years old) height is 6ft with a reach of 74 inches. The Middleweight champion will try to take a big advantage of this difference and this can play a crucial role in the outcome of the fight.
Has Jan Blachowicz handed the blueprint to defeat Israel Adesanya?
Israel Adesanya lost his aura of invincibility when he faced Jan Blachowicz for the Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 259. As he suffered his first loss in the UFC when “The Polish Nightmare” defeated him via unanimous decision. The Stylebender was heavily scrutinized for his poor takedown defense in his last fight. Many people also believe that The Polish Nightmare has given the blueprint of defeating Israel Adesanya to Marvin Vettori.
However, it won’t be that easy to defeat the middleweight champion this time around using the same strategy. As in his last fight, the weight difference played a huge role in Israel Adesanya’s poor takedown defense. But the champion has made massive adjustments to his grappling this time. Although Marvin Vettori is a great grappler and will try to break through Israel Adesanya’s defense and look to control the fight. This fight will be a matchup between Israel’s striking prowess versus Marvin’s wrestling skills.
Therefore Israel Adesanya will look to finish the Italian Job Part 2 whereas his adversary Marvin Vettori will try to create history by defeating him and becoming the first-ever Italian to win a UFC championship.