SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Marvin Vettori beat Cezar Ferreira with a unanimous decision Saturday night to open up the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 13 in Sacramento, Calif.
Take a look inside the fight with Vettori, who won for the first time in more than two years.
Result: Marvin Vettori def. Cezar Ferreira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Updated records: Vettori (13-3-1 MMA, 3-2-1 UFC), Ferreira (13-8 MMA, 9-6 UFC)
Key stat: Ferreira was swept on the judges’ scorecards for the first time in his career.
Vettori on the fight’s key moment
“I wanted to come in here and make a statement. I feel like I made a statement, but I wanted to finish. I don’t ask for easy fights. I always want to fight the best, but I really wanted to stop him. I thought he was going to have a weaker chin, but he did great.”
Vettori on wanting respect
“I’ve been going to decision too much lately, but I’m ready for anything. I dominated all three rounds and felt good in there. I’m going to go back and fix some mistakes, but I’m constantly improving. I’m back. Put some respect on my name. … I love this so much. It’s everything to me. This has been my Plan A from Day One.”
Vettori on what he wants next
“I want to get right back in there. I want to be back as soon as possible and I really want to fight Paulo Costa. I think it would be a really good fight. Let’s do it. He doesn’t take a step back and I don’t step back. We both throw hands. Let’s do it. It’s going to be fireworks.”
To hear more from Vettori, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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