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"The Italian Dream"

Marvin Vettori

Middleweight Division

18-5-1 (W-L-D)


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Marvin Vettori

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Learn more about Marvin Vettori's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Trento, Italy
Trains at
Kings MMA - Huntington Beach, CA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 21, 2016
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2012
  • Lost pro debut – 18-4-1 since
  • Has won six of his last seven
  • In most recent pre-UFC bout, submitted UFC veteran Igor Araujo in 73 seconds on 5/21/16
  • Two wins by KO, nine by submission (3 guillotine, toe hold, triangle, 4 RNC)
  • 11 first round finishes


UFC History

UFC Fight Night (10/23/21) Vettori won a five round unanimous decision over Paulo Costa (this fight was contested at light heavyweight)
UFC 263 (6/12/21) Vettori lost a five round unanimous decision to Israel Adesanya in a UFC middleweight title fight
UFC on ABC (4/10/21) Vettori won a five round unanimous decision over Kevin Holland
UFC on ESPN (12/5/20) Vettori won a five round unanimous decision over Jack Hermansson
UFC on ESPN (6/13/20) Vettori submitted Karl Roberson via rear naked choke at 4:17 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (10/12/19) Vettori won a three round unanimous decision over Andrew Sanchez
UFC Fight Night (7/13/19) Vettori won a three round unanimous decision over Cezar Ferreira
UFC on FOX (4/14/18) Vettori lost a three round split decision to Israel Adesanya
UFC 219 (12/30/17) Vettori fought to a three round draw with Omari Akhmedov
UFC Fight Night (6/25/17) Vettori won a three round unanimous decision over Vitor Miranda
UFC 207 (12/30/16) Vettori lost a three round unanimous decision to Antonio Carlos Junior
UFC 202 (8/20/16) Vettori submitted Alberto Uda via guillotine choke at 4:30 of the first round



When and why did you start training for fighting? I’ve always been into martial arts from a very young age, but I was doing it mostly for fun until one day at the age of 16 I saw a video of Fedor Emelianenko fighting in PRIDE, and since then I keep getting more and more obsessed with it.
What ranks and titles have you held? I won the Venator FC welterweight title, and in BJJ I’m ranked as a brown belt under my coach Filippo Stabile, who awarded that to me after my last fight.
Do you have any heroes? I have a lot of fighters that I look up to, but I don’t really have any heroes. If I had to choose one, it would be the fighter that brought me into this sport through some of his fights, Fedor Emelianenko.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC means everything to me. From the first day that I started to train in MMA my dream has always been to be in the UFC one day and that is why now that I have reached my first big step, I will do everything that is in my hands to stay here for a very long time.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I finished high school in accounting.
What was your job before you started fighting? Before I started fighting, I was just studying. Once I finished studying, I went into training MMA full-time, but at the same time for some periods I worked as a bouncer.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? In amateur boxing, I won a local tournament and I had a record of 8-0. In grappling and wrestling I won some local tournaments, but nothing big.
Favorite grappling technique: Reverse triangle 
Favorite Striking technique: Left cross