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UFC Vancouver: Marvin Vettori Brings Us On A Journey

Marvin Vettori can continue his strong 2019 this Saturday night when he takes on Andrew Sanchez in a key prelim at UFC Fight Night: Vancouver.

UFC Fighter Driven is a feature where UFC middleweight Marvin Vettori takes us through a day in preparation for his upcoming fight vs. Andrew Sanchez this Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 158. He first gives us some insight about his Italian roots and the tough road he’s taken to make it to the UFC.

Then he introduces us to his nutritionist and explains some of his weight management techniques. We follow him as he goes through an intense work out with training partner Kelvin Gastelum, followed by a massage therapy session that has become a vital part of his training, and he ends the day with a one on one grappling session with Beneil Dariush.

Related: UFC Fight Night 158 Features Donald Cerrone Vs. Justin Gaethje

UFC Fighter Driven: Marvin Vettori

Vettori, who will turn 26 years old next week, is hoping to give himself an early birthday present vs. Sanchez. This past July, he earned his first victory since 2017 when he scored a decision over Cezar Ferreira.

Last year, Vettori showed just how tough he could be when he battled current interim UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya to a split decision loss. Overall, he is 13-4-1 in his career, including a 3-2-1 record inside the Octagon.

Update: The bout has been removed from the card after Sanchez pulled out on Thursday due to an illness.

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UFC Fight Night 158: Cerrone Vs. Gaethje Fight Card

MAIN CARD (ESPN+)

Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Justin Gaethje

Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira vs. Nikita Krylov

Heavyweight: Todd Duffee vs. Jeff Hughes

Welterweight: Michel Pereira vs. Tristan Connelly

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Antonio Carlos Junior

Light Heavyweight: Misha Cirkunov vs. Jimmy Crute

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+)

Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura vs. Augusto Sakai

Bantamweight: Cole Smith vs. Miles Johns

Bantamweight: Brad Katona vs. Hunter Azure

Featherweight: Chas Skelly vs. Jordan Griffin

Bantamweight: Louis Smolka vs. Ryan McDonald

Featherweight: Kyle Prepolec vs. Austin Hubbard

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