Israel Adesanya moved his pro MMA record to 13-0 at UFC on FOX 29, but the rising star needed the judges’ scorecards to do so, for the first time.
Adesanya took on Marvin Vettori, who came out aggressively against the feared striker. Adesanya, using plenty of feints in the first two rounds, bested Vettori in many of the striking exchanges. But in round three, Vettori managed to take Adesanya down to the mat, and controlled much of the frame.
After the final horn, it was announced that Adesanya won the bout via a split decision margin.
UFC on FOX 29
Israel Adesanya def. Marvin Vettori via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Michelle Waterson def. Cortney Casey via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Antonio Carlos Junior def. Tim Boetsch via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 4:28
Muslim Salikhov def. Ricky Rainey via KO (punches) R3, 4:12
John Moraga def. Wilson Reis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Brad Tavares def. Krzysztof Jotko via TKO (punches) R3, 2:16
Gilbert Burns def. Dan Moret via KO (punch) R2, 0:59
Lauren Mueller def. Shana Dobson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Yushin Okami def. Dhiego Lima via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Adam Wieczorek def. Arjan Bhullar via submission (omoplata) R2, 1:59
Alejandro Perez def. Matthew Lopez via TKO (strikes) R2, 3:42
Luke Sanders def. Patrick Williams via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)