Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori: UFC on FOX 29 Daniel Cormier Preview

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Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier previews the UFC on FOX 29 middleweight bout between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori.

The undefeated Adesanya (12-0) made his promotional debut at UFC 221 in February and earned a Performance of the Night bonus for his knockout win over Rob Wilkinson. Adesanya hopes to remain unbeaten and continue his rise up the 185-pound rankings in his second Octagon appearance on Saturday.

Vettori (12-3-1) fought Omari Akhmedov to a draw in his last outing in December. Saturday will mark his fifth fight in the UFC. He plans to hand Adesanya his first career loss and make a statement in the middleweight division.

UFC on FOX 29 takes place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona and is headlined by a lightweight bout between contenders Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje.

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