Middleweights Darren Stewart and Marvin Vettori will face off at UFC London next March, the promotion announced Tuesday.
While a main event is still in the works, UFC London has another fight announced. On Tuesday, UFC officials announced via social media that England’s own Darren Stewart would face Marvin Vettori at the Fight Night event.
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Stewart (11-4, 1NC) was last seen at UFC Boston, where he earned a split decision against Deron Winn. That victory made it two in a row for the 28-year old Brit known as ‘The Dentist.’ In fact, after starting his octagon run with a no contest and three straight losses, Stewart has looked much improved, picking up four wins in his last five outings. In addition to Winn, Stewart holds victories over Bevon Lewis, Charles Byrd, and Eric Spicely.
Marvin Vettori (14-4-1) might be best remembered as one of Israel Adesanya’s most game foes. Since the loss to the future champion, Italy’s Vettori has won both his fights, against Cezar Ferreira and TUF winner Andrew Sanchez. Both fights went the distance, resulting in unanimous decisions for Vettori.
This year’s UFC London card takes place March 21, 2020 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Per ESPN, the UFC’s official broadcast partner stateside, the event will stream live on ESPN+.