The third tournament without spectators in the arena, “UFC APEX” in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA) will be held in the coming weekend. Night/Sunday morning CET will host UFC 172 Fight Night – the tournament with a much weaker card compared to the previous event UFC 250.
In the co-main fight will meet Middleweight of Vettori and Roberson. And here is also not without advantage – Roberson exceeded the limit by as much as 4.5 lbs (2 kg) and will be punished for it at 30% of his salary. Interestingly, this match was originally scheduled for April 18, but because of COVID-19 it was moved on 13 may, but the day before the fight Roberson withdrew from the card due to health problems caused by isogonal.
After defeat to Glover Teixeira Roberson decided to return to Middleweight from light heavyweight and it went in his favor. Back at middleit his record is 2-0 with wins split decision over the “raw” Wellington Thurman and handing over unbeaten Russian Roman Kopylov in Moscow.
The Vettori will mean to extend their winning streak. Two years ago, he gave battle, but lost a split judges ‘ decision to future champion of UFC on the average weight of Israel Adesanya. After which the Italian won on points from Cezar Ferreira and Andrew Sanchez.
Forecast for battle
The fight probably will be a classic confrontation of the drummer against Grappler and will claim the title of “Fight of evening”. Both men strongly evolved during the performances in the UFC. Kickboxer Roberson markedly tipped his ground game in the UFC and has two wins submision. The Vettori has evolved from primitive Grappler with a relatively powerful blow in a versatile fighter.
Roberson probably makes a lot of effort to keep within the limit of average weight. Exhausting himself, he is at a disadvantage against monstrously strong Vettori with a strong chin, always ready to fight with the opponents on the ground. Predicted that Vettori will score points in the clinch and on the ground to win a landslide victory in the notes of the judges.
The victory of Vettori on points
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