Vettori dispatches Roberson in UFC on ESPN 10 co-main event

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Marvin Vettori wanted to fight Karl Roberson for some time now. He needed little time to dispatch the New Jersey resident at the UFC on ESPN 10 co-main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vettori was dominate on the ground. Ultimately, he made Roberson tap near the end of the first round with a Guillotine Choke submission.

UFC fighter Marvin Vettori poses on the scale during the UFC 202 weigh-in
Marvin Vettori poses on the scale during the UFC 202 weigh-in (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Roberson and Vettori were scheduled to take place in Jacksonville, Florida. However, it was scrapped and moved to Saturday night.

Since Jacksonville, Fla., it was revealed that Roberson had a tough time cutting weight. He actually missed weight on Friday by 4.5 pounds as he came into the bout at 190.5 pounds.

“During the weight cut, I starting have seizures – like, small seizures – so they had to stop my weight cut,” Roberson told MMA Junkie regarding the postponed fight in Jacksonville. “I still went down there, weighed in and tried to make it to the fight. When I tried to rehydrate, my body never came back. My legs gave out, and I passed out. I hit my head, and they said I was going through rhabdomyolysis.

“My brain functions started to not work, so they took me to the hospital, rehydrated me and checked me to make sure I wasn’t completely gone down the drain, so they pulled me from the card.”

“The Italian Dream” improved to 15-4-1 in his MMA career. This is his ninth submission in his career.

Besides the nine submissions, he has also two knockouts and four decision wins. Vettori has now won three straight bouts.

In addition to defeating Roberson, Vettori has also defeated Andrew Sanchez and Cezar Ferreira.

This was Vettori’s first Guillotine Choke submission win since UFC 202 over Alberto Emiliano Pereira on Aug. 20, 2016.

Roberson fell to 9-3 in his MMA career with the loss. All three of his losses have come by submission.

He has also submission losses to Ferreira and Glover Teixeira. Roberson’s two fight win streak was snapped with this loss.

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