Marvin Vettori vs. Karl Roberson Rescheduled for UFC Card on June 13
By: Tristen Critchfield May 20, 2020
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After their bout fell through at UFC Fight Night 171,
Vettori and Karl
Roberson will get a chance to settle their differences at an
event on June 13.
MMAFighting.com was first to report the middleweight pairing.
The UFC Fight Night event does not yet have an official location or
headliner. Broadcast plans are also unknown at this time.
Roberson was hospitalized after missing weight last week and was
not medically cleared to compete at UFC Fight Night 171 in
Jacksonville, Florida on May 13. Roberson and Vettori later
had a brief altercation when they crossed paths in the fighter
hotel, as the Italian competitor hurled obscenities toward his
Prior to last week, Vettori had already endured two bout
cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 26-year-old
Kings MMA product went 2-0 in 2019, posting unanimous decision
victories against Cezar
Ferreira and Andrew
A competitor on Season 1 of Dana White’s Contender Series, Roberson
is coming off back-to-back triumphs over Wellington
Turman and Roman
Kopylov within the Las Vegas-based promotion. “Baby K” is 4-2
in UFC competition and also notably defeated Ryan Spann on
the Contender Series.