Italian fighter Marvin Vettori gets big win over Jack Hermansson

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Marvin Vettori defeated Jack Hermansson in the main event of UFC on ESPN 19. Vettori got the win on Saturday night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vettori won the fight by unanimous decision. This was the second decision — and lone unanimous decision on the main card.

Sweden UFC competitor Jack Hermansson throws a punch to Italian UFC competitor Marvin Vettori’s face on UFC on ESPN 19
Jack Hermansson throws a punch to Italian UFC competitor Marvin Vettori’s face on UFC on ESPN 19 (Photo by UFC/Instagram)

Roman Dolidze defeated John Allan in a light heavyweight bout by a split decision. The judges scores were 29-28, 30-27, and 29-28.

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In this main event, the judges scorecards were 49-46, 49-46, and 49-45. Following the bout, Vettori has called out Paulo Costa.

The 27-year-old Italian improved to 16-4-1 in his MMA career. This was just his fifth decision win.

The Trentino, Italy native has won four straight bouts, including two straight in 2020. He also defeated Karl Roberson in June.

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Three of Vettori’s last four bouts have come by unanimous decision.

Hermansson has fallen to 21-6 in his MMA career. This is just his second loss by decision.

He has dropped two of his last three bouts. He also lost to Jared Cannonier by TKO (Punches) on September 28, 2019.

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“The Joker” came back following the Cannonier loss to defeat Kelvin Gastelum in July 2020 by submission.

This was Hermansson’s first decision loss in nearly a decade, as he was defeated by a split decision on December 14, 2012 by Daniel Vizcaya at Bellator 84.

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