MMA, martial arts

Trentino, Italy’s Marvin Vettori earns 5th UFC win, submits Karl Roberson at ‘UFC Vegas 2’ in Nevada

'UFC Vegas 2' fight card

Marvin “The Italian Dream” Vettori, 26, of Mezzocorona, Trentino, Italy was one of the winners at “UFC Vegas 2.” It was the Italian mixed martial artist’s fifth victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 10 MMA matches, “UFC Vegas 2” took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on June 13, 2020. In the co-main event of the evening, Vettori fought Karl “Baby K” Roberson, 29, of Neptune, New Jersey, USA in the middleweight division.

Referee Dan Miragliotta put a stop to the middleweight contest after 4 minutes and 17 seconds in the first round. Vettori submitted Roberson via rear-naked choke.

Winning at “UFC Vegas 2” improved the professional MMA record of Vettori to 15 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Roberson now has 9 wins and 3 losses.

The UFC held “UFC Vegas 2” while the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was still ongoing in the U.S. Here are the details of the middleweight contest between Roberson and Vettori:

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

FIGHTERS

1. Canada 1. Charles “Air” Jourdain
2. Georgia 1. Merab “The Machine” Dvalishvili
3. Italy 1. Marvin “The Italian Dream” Vettori
4. Kazakhstan 1. Mariya Agapova
5. United States
  1. Andre “Touchy” Fili
  2. Anthony “Aquaman” Ivy
  3. Charles “Boston Strong” Rosa
  4. Christian “The Beast” Aguilera
  5. Cynthia Calvillo
  6. Gina “Danger” Mazany
  7. Gustavo Lopez
  8. Hannah “Shockwave” Cifers
  9. Jessica “Evil” Eye
  10. Jordan Espinosa
  11. Julia “Raging Panda” Avila
  12. Karl “Baby K” Roberson
  13. Kevin “The Angel of Death” Aguilar
  14. Mark “The Bumblebee” De La Rosa
  15. Tyson Nam
6.  Uzbekistan 1. Zarrukh “The Lion” Adashev

Bout #: 9 of 10

(co-main event)

Blue Corner

  • Name: Marvin “The Italian Dream” Vettori
  • Age: 26
  • Hometown: Mezzocorona, Trentino, Italy
  • Professional MMA record after “UFC Vegas 2”: 15 wins, 4 losses, 1 draw
  • UFC record after “UFC Vegas 2”: 5 wins, 2 losses, 1 draw
  • UFC opponents defeated before “UFC Vegas 2”:  Alberto Emiliano Pereira, Vitor Miranda, Cezar Ferreira, Andrew Sanchez

Red Corner

  • Name: Karl “Baby K” Roberson
  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Neptune, New Jersey, USA
  • Professional MMA record after “UFC Vegas 2”: 9 wins, 3 losses
  • UFC record after “UFC Vegas 2”: 4 wins, 3 losses
  • UFC opponents defeated before “UFC Vegas 2”: Darren Stewart, Jack Marshman, Wellington Turman, Roman Kopylov

Result

  • Division: Middleweight
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • Winner: MARVIN VETTORI
  • Method: Submission via Rear-Naked Choke
  • Time and Round: 4:17 of Round 1

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