Welcome to another episode of Primal MMA. Today we presents to you the top 10 facts about Marvin Vettorri. Does the italian dream have the potential to become the first italian MMA champion ever? The former Venator Fighting Championship welterweight champion and he is currently signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he competes in the Middleweight division.
Eldest of the three siblings, Vettori was born in Trento, Italy. He was interested in martial arts at a young age, and started training kickboxing as his first real martial art around the age of 13.
When he started out training MMA in Italy, Vettori went to six different gyms to get all the skills and training he needed, as in Italy, at that time, the sport was still growing and a proper MMA gym was hard to find. He moved to London in 2012 for two years to train MMA and later moved to the United States to train at Kings MMA.
Now come, the top 10 must known facts.
Fact 10:he lost his first professional MMA fight.
He lost a unanimous Decision against Alessandro Grandis at theNew Generation Tournament in 2012. He seriously considered quitting MMA After that
Fact 9: Marvin Vettori was inspired by Fedor Emelianenko
Vettori started training in MMA at the young age of 13 and was inspired by watching the likes of Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s fight at PRIDE. Vettori said that it was only after watching these fighters that he started taking the sport and his training seriously.
Fact 8: Marvin Vettori is the only person to have ever beaten Israel Adesanya on the judges' scorecard
On April 18, 2018, at UFC on Fox 29, Vettori took on reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Vettori ended up succumbing to a split decision loss but his stock only rose in defeat as it was the day when everyone in the promotion understood that the Italian can hang with the very best guys inside the Octagon.
Interestingly, Vettori happens to be the only person who has ever won on a judge's scorecard against The Last Stylebender.
Fact 7: He has the middleweight takedown record.
Vettori landed 11 takedowns against Kevin Holland, a new single-fight UFC middleweight record.
Fact 6: He trains 12 times / week.
Vettori trains six days per week and his typical training day would split into two sessions, one in the morning and one in the evening. He starts out his training at 10am to train on his striking technique with his coach, Rafael Cordeiro, for an hour, follow by wrestling drills and cage work with the help of Mark Muñoz. The second session would be in the evening to work on either the conditioning or BJJ training which usually would end at 10 p.m.
Fact 5:Mavin Vettori can become the first ever Italian champion in UFC history
If he manages to win a title clash inside the Octagon, Vettori will become the first-ever Italian champion in UFC history. And hopefully for his country and fans, usher in a new era of Italian dominance in the promotion.
When Vettori takes on Hermansson on Saturday, he will try to keep the Italian Dream alive as he tries to cross the penultimate hurdle towards becoming the first-ever Italian UFC champion.
Marvin Vettori recently took to Instagram to talk about how much a win against Hermansson matters to him and the Italian MMA scene.
Fact 4: Vettori stepped in on just 7 days' notice to face Jack Hermansson
It takes a lot of guts to take a crucial fight in just a week's notice but Marvin Vettori did just that when he stepped in to replace Kevin Holland against the No. 4-ranked UFC middleweight, Hermansson.
Marvin Vettori was initially set to face Jacare Souza on December 12 but after Kevin Holland tested positive for COVID-19, Vettori jumped on the opportunity to make a bigger mark against a higher-ranked fighter.
Fact 3: Rafael dos Anjos noted that when Marvin Vettori was 19 years old, he’d attended one of Dos Anjos’ seminars in Italy.
Rafael dos Anjos has taken to Twitter to reveal a rather intriguing fact. “Fun fact...@MarvinVettori Back when Marvin was 19 years old he attended one of my seminars back in 2013 in Italy, and tomorrow he’s competing on @ufc main event, good luck @MarvinVettori
fact 2:he has a net worth of 700,000$
Marvin Vettori has a net worth of around $700,000. This is majorly down to his UFC career but he did make a good living for himself in England and Italy before his flight to the USA.His total career earnings just in the UFC is thought to be a shade over $550,000. He earned a 6-figure sum for the first time in a fight against Karl Roberson and then repeated that feat against Hermansson in December 2020.
Fact 1: Positive drug test
it was reported that Vettori was suspended for 6 months as he tested positive for ostarine, a selective androgen receptor modulator, from an out-of-competition test conducted on August 24, 2018. The United States Anti-Doping Agency determined that the positive test was the result of a contaminated dietary supplement, and found no evidence of intentional use of the banned substance. He became eligible to fight again on February 24, 2019