Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya definitely needs a resounding victory over Marvin ‘The Italian Dream’ Vettori at UFC 263. Photo: AP Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya definitely needs a resounding victory over Marvin ‘The Italian Dream’ Vettori at UFC 263. Photo: AP
Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya definitely needs a resounding victory over Marvin ‘The Italian Dream’ Vettori at UFC 263. Photo: AP
Patrick Blennerhassett
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The Takedown by Patrick Blennerhassett

UFC 263: Israel Adesanya’s legacy firmly on line with statement win against Marvin Vettori needed

  • The 31-year-old Nigeria-born, New Zealand-raised former kick-boxer has to dispatch ‘The Italian Dream’ – or kiss the ‘GOAT’ talk goodbye
  • ‘Stylebender’ is under added pressure after a botched move up to light heavyweight, where he got sat on by champ Jan Blachowicz

Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya definitely needs a resounding victory over Marvin ‘The Italian Dream’ Vettori at UFC 263. Photo: AP Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya definitely needs a resounding victory over Marvin ‘The Italian Dream’ Vettori at UFC 263. Photo: AP
Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya definitely needs a resounding victory over Marvin ‘The Italian Dream’ Vettori at UFC 263. Photo: AP
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.