The dream of a new title shot remains intact for the Italian Marvin vettori.
Vettori overcame the weight difference in favor of Paulo Costa and won the main event of the UFC Fight Night 196 at APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
‘The Italian Dream‘accepted the fight even though Coast came far from the limit of 185 pounds average weight, to face in weight semi-complete with 205 pounds of the Brazilian and a penalty of 20 percent of his purse.
Nevertheless, Vettori He looked dominant at the start of the fight and even ended up with the advantage in the exchange of blows, something that is not his strength.
Except for a reaction of Coast in the second round, he lost a point for stinging the Italian’s eyes, Vettori He never looked outgrown and ended up receiving identical cards 48-46.
In the final statistics, Vettori also took the best part with 214 total hits connected for 172 of CoastIn addition, he took the advantage in significant shots with 190 to 163, both fighters scored a takedown.
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With this victory, Vettori improves its record to 18-5-1, rebounding from its unanimous decision loss to Israel Adesanya in a championship fight last June.
For Coast, this is his second straight setback to stagnate at 13-2, moving away from a possible rematch against Adesanya, who gave him the first loss of his career by knocking him out in a championship fight, and even his problem with the scale could force him to move up the division.