Robert Whittaker Vs. Marvin Vettori Officially Rescheduled For UFC Paris
The matchup between Robert Whittaker and Marvin Vettori has been rescheduled to take place at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut event in Paris.
The fight was originally slated to occur on UFC 275 on June 11 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. However, Whittaker had to pull out due to an undisclosed injury, meaning the two middleweight contenders will have to wait until September 3 to face off, this time at the Accor Arena in Paris, France.
Currently, Whittaker vs. Vettori is the only official match scheduled for UFC Paris, but the event is expected to be headlined by a heavyweight showdown featuring Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa. There is also expected to be a women’s flyweight match between Katlyn Chookagian and Manon Fiorot.
Whittaker’s last appearance was at UFC 271, where he failed to regain the 185-pound belt in a unanimous decision loss to Israel Adesanya on Feb. 12 in Houston. Whittaker was the middleweight king for a brief time, but it came to an end in a second-round KO loss to Adesanya at UFC 243 in October 2019.
Vettori earned a shot at middleweight gold at UFC 263 after five consecutive octagon triumphs from July 2019 to April 2021, but he lost to Adesanya via unanimous decision. Although, the Italian fighter did win in his most recent appearance, when he beat Paulo Costa in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 196 this past October.