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Israel Adesanya's Record: Adesanya Faces Vettori at UFC 263 Coming Off First Loss

Israel Adesanya's record suffered it's first blemish earlier this year. Now, he's looking for revenge against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263
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Israel Adesanya Record: Adesanya Faces Vettori at UFC 263 Coming Off First Loss

It has to be disappointing losing the title of undefeated after starting your career with 20 straight wins, and that’s exactly what happened to Israel Adesanya’s record following his loss to Jan Blachowicz.

After looking unstoppable for so long, it was a jump in weight classes that proved to be Adesanya’s undoing. But, it’s important to remember that not only is Adesanya’s record still perfect at middleweight, he’s also still the middleweight champion of the world.

Now, he faces a familiar foe in Marvin Vettori, who he defeated when they met in 2018. But, there are two vastly different fighters and if Israel Adesanya wants to improve his record to 21-1 rather than falling to 20-2 and making a habit of losing, he better come prepared.

Israel Adesanya’s Record

As mentioned earlier, Israel Adesanya holds a 20-1 record and is coming off his first ever loss. In his last fight, Adesanya attempted to move up to light heavyweight to take on champion Jan Blachowicz, but the size difference appeared to be too much for Adesanya. Blachowicz peppered The Stylebender with punishing shots all night and eventually handed him his first ever loss.

Adesanya’s record in the UFC started in 2018. Adesanya came into the company holding an already perfect 11-0 record following his time with a few different companies. His first win in the octagon came against Rob Wilkinson via TKO, and his second ever UFC fight was his first bout against Marvin Vettori.

Adesanya defeated Vettori by split decision, bringing Adesanya’s record to 13-0, but Vettori didn’t agree with how the fight was decided and has used that as motivation leading into this fight. From that fight on, Adesanya ripped off seven straight more victories before eventually falling to Blachowicz.

Loss20–1Jan BłachowiczDecision (unanimous)UFC 259March 6, 2021505:00
Win20–0Paulo CostaTKO (punches and elbows)UFC 253September 27, 2020203:59
Win19–0Yoel RomeroDecision (unanimous)UFC 248March 7, 2020505:00
Win18–0Robert WhittakerKO (punches)UFC 243October 6, 2019203:33
Win17–0Kelvin GastelumDecision (unanimous)UFC 236April 13, 2019505:00
Win16–0Anderson SilvaDecision (unanimous)UFC 234February 10, 2019305:00
Win15–0Derek BrunsonTKO (knees and punches)UFC 230November 3, 2018104:51
Win14–0Brad TavaresDecision (unanimous)The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated FinaleJuly 6, 2018505:00
Win13–0Marvin VettoriDecision (split)UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. GaethjeApril 14, 2018305:00
Win12–0Rob WilkinsonTKO (knees and punches)UFC 221February 11, 2018203:37
Win11–0Stuart DareKO (head kick)Hex Fighting Series 12November 24, 2017104:53
Win10–0Melvin GuillardTKO (punches)AFC 20July 28, 2017104:49
Win9–0Murad KuramagomedovTKO (punches)Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 4May 28, 2016201:05
Win8–0Andrew Flores SmithTKO (corner stoppage)Glory of Heroes 2May 7, 2016105:00
Win7–0Dibir ZagirovTKO (punches)Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 2March 13, 2016202:23
Win6–0Vladimir KatykhinTKO (doctor stoppage)Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 1January 13, 20162N/A
Win5–0Gele QingTKO (elbows)Wu Lin Feng 2015: New Zealand vs. ChinaSeptember 19, 2015203:37
Win4–0Maui TuigamalaTKO (body kick)Fair Pay Fighting 1September 5, 2015201:25
Win3–0Song KenanTKO (head kick)The Legend of Emei 3August 8, 2015101:59
Win2–0John VakeTKO (punches)Shuriken MMA: Best of the BestJune 15, 2013104:43
Win1–0James GriffithsTKO (punches)Supremacy Fighting Championship 9March 24, 2012102:09

Adesanya vs. Vettori Betting at FanDuel

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Adesanya vs. Vettori Odds – UFC 263 Betting

As you can tell from Adesanya’s record, the first fight between these two was extremely close. Ultimately, Adesanya won, but it was a tough-fought split decision by both fighters.

Now, three years laters, sportsbooks are picking Israel Adesanya to come away victorious in a much more convincing fashion.

According to the latest Adesanya vs. Vettori Odds, Israel Adesanya is a -260 favorite over Vettori. Those odds give him 72.2% chance of winning. Meanwile, Marvin Vettori is +225 to avenge his last loss.

FighterUFC 263 OddsImplied Probability
Israel Adesanya-26072.2%
Marvin Vettori+22530.8%

Adesanya vs. Vettori Betting With DraftKings

So, with Adesanya vs. Vettori scheduled for UFC 263 and Israel Adesanya trying to get some wins back to his record, DraftKings is rolling out an insane offer to make sure users maximize their winnings for the best UFC card of the year.

Right now, Adesayna vs. Vettori odds are heavily favoring Israel Adesanya. But, at DraftKings, you can turn $1 into $100 and all you need to do is correctly pick the winner of the fight. Just:

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4. Bet $1 on either fighter in the Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori odds market

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Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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