UFC FIGHT NIGHT:: Vettori vs. Cannonier is a forthcoming mixed martial arts event that will be produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship and will take place on June 17, 2023 at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, in the United States. This site is located in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area. Another name for this event is UFC on ESPN 47.
Back Ground of Fight:
It was anticipated that a featherweight fight between former interim challenger for the UFC Featherweight Championship Josh Emmett and Ilia Topuria would serve as the main event of the evening. However, in order to make room for the main event of UFC on ABC: Emmett vs. Topuria, the fight had to be postponed for one week. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made the decision to change the main event of the event to a middleweight fight between Marvin Vettori and Jared Cannonier, both of whom had previously challenged for the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Marvin Vettori and Jared Cannonier are two of the most well-rounded fighters in the middleweight division. Both fighters have a strong wrestling background, as well as good striking skills. Vettori is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Paulo Costa, while Cannonier is coming off a knockout victory over Derek Brunson.
This fight is a toss-up, and it could go either way. Vettori is the more experienced fighter, but Cannonier has the more powerful striking. Vettori will likely try to take the fight to the ground, while Cannonier will look to keep the fight standing.
I think Vettori will win this fight by decision. He is the more well-rounded fighter, and he has a better gas tank. Vettori will be able to control the fight on the ground, and he will wear Cannonier down over the course of five rounds.
Here is a breakdown of the fight:
- Strengths: Wrestling, cardio, experience
- Weaknesses: Striking power
- Strengths: Striking power, reach
- Weaknesses: Wrestling, cardio
Prediction: Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision.
- Middleweight Marvin Vettori vs. Jared Cannonier
- Lightweight Arman Tsarukyan vs. Joaquim Silva
- Middleweight Armen Petrosyan vs. Christian Leroy Duncan
- Bantamweight Raoni Barcelos vs. Miles Johns
- Lightweight Manuel Torres vs. Nikolas Motta
- Featherweight Pat Sabatini vs. Lucas Almeida
- Flyweight Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Felipe Bunes
- Flyweight Jimmy Flick vs. Alessandro Costa
- Welterweight Nicolas Dalby vs. Muslim Salikhov
- Flyweight Carlos Hernandez vs. Denys Bondar
- Bantamweight Dan Argueta vs. Ronnie Lawrence
- Middleweight Kang Kyung-ho vs. Cristian Quiñónez
- Women’s Flyweight Tereza Bledá vs. Gabriella Fernandes
- Light Heavyweight Zac Pauga vs. Modestas Bukauskas
How to Watch:
UFC Fight Night 225 has a main card that begins at 9 p.m. ET and streams on ESPN+. The prelims stream on ESPN+ beginning at 7 p.m. ET.