Karl Roberson was set to face Marvin Vettori last week at UFC “Jacksonville” on May 13, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida. But after “Baby K” suffered complications from his weight cut, he was ultimately hospitalized and pulled from the event.
The following day, the two Middleweight contenders nearly came to blows in the lobby of the host hotel, as Vettori confronted Roberson for being the cause of yet another failed attempt to stage the bout. Indeed, the bout was scheduled for April, but was then shuffled several more times because of COVID-19.
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Now, the promotion will once again attempt to stage the bout, according to MMA Junkie, which reports that the bout has been rescheduled for an upcoming “Fight Night” event on June 13 that is tentatively set to go down inside UFC’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. After the news broke, Vettori took to social media to take a dig at Roberson.
“We back on, let’s see if they can make it to the cage without folding this time,” he wrote on Twitter.
Roberson is currently riding a two-fight win streak, while Vettori has been on fire for some time now. Indeed, “The Italian Dream” has won three of his last five, with one draw against Omari Akhmedov sandwiched between. His lone loss during 2017 is a razor-thin split decision loss to current 185-pound champion, Israel Adesanya.