A middleweight fight between former title contenders Marvin Vettori and Jared Cannonier will headline UFC On ESPN 46 on June 17th in Las Vegas.
The 29-year-old Vettori currently holds the No.3 spot on the 185lb ladder after picking up a unanimous decision win over Roman Dolidze that ended his opponent’s four-fight winning streak last month.
Vettori’s recent record also includes a decision victory over Paulo Costa back in 2021, while last year he lost out on the scorecards to former champ Robert Whittaker, leaving his overall record in the promotion standing at 9-4-1.
Now ‘The Italian Dream’ will take on the 39-year-old Cannonier, whose came up short in his title bid last year at UFC 276 when he lost by unanimous decision to Israel Adesanya, but he has since rebounded with a split decision victory over Sean Strickland back in December, leaving him ranked No.4 with a 9-6 record overall in the UFC.
Vettori vs. Cannonier will front a UFC On ESPN 46 card that is still in it’s formative stages and so doesn’t yet have much in the way of other notable fights booked at this stage,