Join the UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Cannonier Substack live thread with Zane Simon

We've got another UFC Fight Night card this week, headlined by Marvin Vettori vs. Jared Cannonier. Chill out with BE on Substack to talk fights, food, films, or whatever.

By: Zane Simon | 3 months ago
Join the UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Cannonier Substack live thread with Zane Simon
Vettori and Cannonier face off for their UFC Fight Night main event. IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

We’ve got another UFC card this week, which means we’re doing another live thread over on the Bloody Elbow Substack. Come hang out with me, Zane Simon, to chat about the fights, argue about the scores, talk about movies, TV or whatever else is on your mind.

The UFC Fight Night main event

This week’s UFC fight card features a top-ranked middleweight battle between former title contenders Marvin Vettori and Jared Cannonier. Both men have seen the top of the mountain and got pushed back hard for their efforts, but are still in spitting distance of another chance at gold if they can keep a win streak going.

Marvin Vettori (19-6-1) enters the contest fresh off a unanimous decision win over Roman Dolidze, back in March at UFC 286. That victory provided a much needed bounce back from a one-sided loss to Robert Whittaker in September of last year. The ‘Italian Dream’ fought Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title back in June of 2021, in a rematch of their 2018 bout, losing 50-45 on all three judges scorecards.

Much like Vettori, Jared Cannonier (16-6) rebounded from his loss to Israel Adesanya in July of last year with a tough decision victory. The ‘Killa Gorilla’ picked up a somewhat controversial split decision over Sean Strickland back in December in a Fight Night main event. The MMA Lab talent didn’t have much more success than his Italian counterpart in his own title bid, picking up just one round on two judges scorecards against Adesanya at UFC 276.

Complete UFC Fight Night card

Main Card

  • Marvin Vettori vs. Jared Cannonier
  • Arman Tsarukyan vs. Joaquim Silva
  • Armen Petrosyan vs. Christian Leroy Duncan
  • Pat Sabatini vs. Lucas Almedia
  • Manuel Torres vs. Nikolas Motta
  • Nicolas Dalby vs. Muslim Salikhov

Prelims Card

  • Jimmy Flick vs. Alessandro Costa
  • Kang Kyung-ho vs. Cristian Quinonez
  • Carlos Hernandez vs. Denys Bondar
  • Tereza Bleda vs. Gabriella Fernandes
  • Dan Argueta vs. Ronnie Lawrence
  • Zac Pauga vs. Modestas Bukauskas

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Zane Simon
Zane Simon

Zane Simon is a senior editor, writer, and podcaster for Bloody Elbow. He has worked with the website since 2013, taking on a wide variety of roles. A lifelong combat sports fan, Zane has trained off & on in both boxing and Muay Thai. He currently hosts the long-running MMA Vivisection podcast, which he took over from Nate Wilcox & Dallas Winston in 2015, as well as the 6th Round podcast, started in 2014. Zane is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ‘List of current UFC fighters’ on Bloody Elbow, a resource he originally developed for Wikipedia in 2010.

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