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UFC 263 salaries: Israel Adesanya ($500k) and Marvin Vettori ($350k) top disclosed earners

Middleweight rivals Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori settled their grudge (for now) at UFC 263, and the champ and challenger were the most handsomely paid for it on paper. Partial salaries released Monday by the Arizona Department of Gaming, which oversees the state’s athletic commission, revealed that titleholder Adesanya ($500,000) and challenger Vettori ($350,000) took home the top paydays on the 14-fight card. Adesanya emerged with a unanimous decision to defend the middleweight belt and take home a second win over Vettori, who was shut out on the scorecards.
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Jan Blachowicz credits Israel Adesanya for improved grappling against Marvin Vettori: “He did his homework”

UFC 205lbs champion Jan Blachowicz credited Israel Adesanya for improved grappling against Marvin Vettori, saying “he did his homework.”. Blachowicz handed Adesanya his first loss in MMA back in March when he won a unanimous decision in a fight where Blachowicz took Adesanya down and controlled him on the mat. There were some who thought Blachowicz laid out the blueprint for how to beat Adesanya, but he showed improvements in his grappling game against Vettori at last Saturday’s UFC 263 in a unanimous decision win. Notably, there was one point in the fight where Vettori got Adesanya’s back, but he was able to explode out of the position and avoid danger.

Moron! Paulo Costa unimpressed with recent callout from Marvin Vettori

Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa, separated by just one spot in the 185-pound rankings, are both coming off losses to reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, which is why it makes sense to have “The Italian Dream” face off against “The Eraser.”. The winner gets to stay alive in the division...

Paulo Costa Responds to Challenge from ‘Moron’ Marvin Vettori

Paulo Costa has responded to Marvin Vettori’s challenge. “The Italian Dream” called out the Brazilian middleweight shortly after his loss to Israel Adesanya in the UFC 263 headliner. “To be honest, I’d like to really destroy this drunk guy that can’t even stay off drinking,” Vettori said of Costa. “It’s...
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Marvin Vettori explains why he thought he did enough to beat Israel Adesanya at UFC 263

UFC middleweight contender Marvin Vettori explained why he thought he did enough to beat champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 263. Vettori lost a unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 263 in a failed bid to capture the UFC middleweight title. For Vettori, this is his second defeat to the champ after previously losing a split decision to Adesanya in 2018. In the first fight, Vettori is still convinced that he did enough to get his hand raised. And he also thought he did enough to win the rematch even though it was fairly evident that Adesanya did enough to get the win.
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Giga Chikadze rips the judges scoring of UFC 263 main event, Marvin Vettori responds

UFC featherweight contender Giga Chikadze ripped the judges for their scoring of the UFC 263 main event, and Marvin Vettori responded to it. Adesanya defeated Vettori by scorecards of 50-45 in the main event of this past Saturday night’s UFC 263 event to defend the UFC middleweight title. Although Vettori had some success with his grappling at times throughout the contest, it was mostly Adesanya who had the upper hand both on the feet and on the mat. But as far as the judges went, the fight was a blowout for Adesanya, and they all thought he won every round of the fight.
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Paulo Costa interested in comeback fight against ‘moron’ Marvin Vettori

Paulo Costa appears to have settled his differences with the UFC and would like a comeback fight against top-five middleweight Marvin Vettori, who called out ‘Borrachinha’ following his decision loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 263 this past weekend. “I could fight this Moron if he show to fight like...
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Paulo Costa offers to fight ‘Moron’ Marvin Vettori after UFC 263

UFC middleweight Paulo Costa appears to be at odds with his promoter over money. But he’s still a fighter, and he knows a good opportunity. Costa on Monday welcomed the idea of fighting recent middleweight title challenger Marvin Vettori, who lost a rematch against champ Israel Adesanya this past Saturday at UFC 263.
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Marvin Vettori calls out ‘drunk guy’ Paulo Costa following loss to Israel Adesanya

Marvin Vettori is already thinking about his next opponent just one day removed from his rematch with Israel Adesanya at UFC 263. ‘The Italian Dream’ suffered another decision loss but sustained no serious damage or injuries and would like to return to the octagon against self-professed drunken middleweight Paulo Costa, who admitted to drinking a bottle of win the night before his TKO loss to ‘The Last Stylebender’ at UFC 253.
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Marvin Vettori calls out Paulo Costa following loss at UFC 263: “I’d like to really destroy this drunk guy”

UFC middleweight Marvin Vettori called out Paulo Costa following his loss at UFC 263, saying “I’d like to really destroy this drunk guy.”. Vettori lost a unanimous decision to UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in their rematch that served as the main event of UFC 263. For Vettori, this was a tough loss because it’s his second defeat to the champ, which means that he won’t be fighting for the title anytime soon unless Adesanya loses it to someone else or moves up to 205lbs permanently. With the belt not in his grasp anytime soon, Vettori is already looking ahead at some of the other top contenders in the UFC middleweight division for his next fight, and the one name who is has zeroed in on is Paulo Costa, the No. 2 ranked middleweight.

Marvin Vettori Disputes UFC 263 Main Event Scoring, Targets Paulo Costa Next

While virtually any observer who witnessed the UFC 263 headliner would have given the nod to Israel Adesanya without any question, Marvin Vettori has remained in denial about the final verdict. “The Italian Dream” was seen arguing with Adesanya over the scorecards in the aftermath of their middleweight title bout...

Israel Adesanya COMPLETELY Dominates Marvin Vettori on the Rematch

Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya proved to the world once more that he is still the best middleweight in the world by shutting down Marvin Vettori. Although many believed that Adesanya would win since he was the favorite, Vettori was thought to give Adesanya problems especially on the ground. In...

UFC 263: Israel Adesanya beats Marvin Vettori to retain middleweight title

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya cruised to victory over Marvin Vettori as he retained his undisputed 185-pound title in the main event of UFC 263 in Glendale, Arizona. The pair had previously met, when Adesanya claimed a split-decision victory over Vettori in April 2018 in the Nigerian-born Kiwi's second UFC...