Adesanya (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) is set to return to 185 pounds in his next fight after struggling in his attempt to become a dual-UFC champion. Till is the “frontrunner” in terms of the championship, according to both the champion and his coaches.
The problem is that Till (18-3-1 MMA, 6-3-1 UFC) is scheduled to fight Vettori (16-4-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) in the UFC on ABC 2 main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on April 10. Adesanya defeated Vettori in a split decision at UFC on FOX 29 in April 2018, and the two have had a lot of back-and-forth in the years since.
Vettori told MMA Junkie, “He’s doing it on purpose.” “I’m sure he’s doing it on purpose. He’s trying to get on my nerves by wanting Till to win. I can see this thing from a long distance. He has a good idea of what’s going to happen. Darren Till is a formidable opponent. I’m not going to take him lightly. My concentration is solely on him, and he is dangerous, so I must devote all of my attention to him. However, I am sure.”
Despite the fact that Vettori faces a difficult battle against Till, he is optimistic that he will win and extend his winning streak to five fights. For the next title shot, Vettori will have to contend with the winner of the April 17 main event between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum, and that’s why he’s setting high hopes for himself to not only win, but to do so in style.