Marvin Vettori

Italy's Marvin Vettori set a UFC middleweight record completing 11 takedowns against Kevin Holland to secure an easy decision victory in the main event of Saturday's UFC on ABC 2 card. Holland, who lost a 5 round decision just three weeks ago against Derek Brunson, looked outsized by Vettori in the middleweight match-up and, just as with the Brunson loss, seemed to have no answers for his opponent's takedowns.

In other bouts the co-main event saw featherweight Arnold Allen earn a unanimous decision over Sodiq Yusuff while jiu-jitsu ace Mackenzie Dern inched closer to contender status in the women's strawweight division with a first round armbar submission of Nina Nunes.


Kevin Holland reflects on loss to Marvin Vettori at #UFCVegas23 | UFC Post Show | ESPN MMA


Introducing Martial Arts School Listings on Black Belt Mag!
Sign Up Now To Be One Of The First School Listed In Our Database.
SUBSCRIBE TO BLACKBELT MAGAZINE TODAY!
Don't miss a single issue of the worlds largest magazine of martial arts.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chuck_Liddell_in_Santa_Monica-California_2005_photo_by_Ithaka_Darin_Pappas.jpg
After he was arrested last week for domestic battery, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has elected not to pursue a case against retired UFC fighter Chuck Liddell due to a lack of sufficient evidence. No charges will be brought against Liddell or his wife, Heidi Northcott, relating to the dispute which caused police to be summoned to their home and ended in Liddell's arrest.
Keep Reading Show less
cdn.pixabay.com AV_Photographer
Did you grow up in an area with that classic combat sport that tested the mettle of young people to their core? Was it named the same thing where you lived: Two for Flinching? The sport where kids raised in questionable environments, kids with a confused sense of comradery, or just plain ol' mean kids would approach a friend (strange label to employ), pretend to punch them and stop just shy of contact (most of the time)? Of course, the test for success or failure being measured as faux punch thrower observes that innate reaction of fast-twitch nerve firing reflexes called a flinch. If a flinch is seen, it is a fail. And by the way, how is it not a conflict of interest here that the judge of the flinch also gets to throw the punch if he sees it? We thought MMA judging needed work! The cost for failure is two Mike Tyson-level punches to the shoulder. How did you do at this competition?
Keep Reading Show less
An artificial intelligence program to improve martial arts won the grand prize at an international AI competition held in Shanghai, China Saturday. A program called "The teaching and evaluation system of martial arts based on body posture recognition and machine learning" created by Li Lufei from Shanghai Nanyang Model High School and Wu Keyu from the High School Affiliated to Fudan University shared the title with another AI program on drones powered by OpenCV.
Keep Reading Show less