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Why UFC 286 combat with Roman Dolidze is ‘a bit private’ for Marvin Vettori

March 15, 2023 10:15 am ET LONDON – Marvin Vettori was surprised former training partner Roman Dolidze was quick to accept a fight against him. Vettori (18-5-1 MMA, 8-4-1 UFC) meets Dolidze (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) in a middleweight bout on Saturday’s UFC 286 main card opener at The O2 in London. The main card airs on

Why UFC 286 combat with Roman Dolidze is ‘a bit private’ for Marvin Vettori

LONDON – Marvin Vettori was shocked former coaching companion Roman Dolidze was fast to simply accept a combat in opposition to him.

Vettori (18-5-1 MMA, 8-4-1 UFC) meets Dolidze (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) in a middleweight bout on Saturday’s UFC 286 essential card opener at The O2 in London. The principle card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and early prelims on ESPN+.

Vettori will look to rebound from his loss to ex-champion Robert Whittaker this previous September, however that’s not the one factor on his thoughts.

“This combat is private for me in a way that I’ve by no means had two losses in a row, and this isn’t going to be the case (this week),” Vettori stated at Wednesday’s UFC 286 media day. “I can’t wait to exit and placed on a efficiency.

“It’s a bit private with Roman, too, in a way as a result of we really skilled collectively earlier than and stuff and we’ve got some good associates in frequent. He didn’t assume twice when accepting the combat.”

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The 2 skilled collectively at Kings MMA, and Vettori implied he used to get the higher of Dolidze throughout their classes.

“They went nicely for me, I imagine, however I’m the primary to say that coaching ain’t a combat,” Vettori stated. “However nonetheless, for positive they went nicely.”

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for UFC 286.

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