Marvin Vettori-Karl Roberson feud to co-headline June 13 UFC Fight Night

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From a hotel lobby altercation to a UFC Fight Night co-main event, Marvin Vettori and Karl Roberson will get to settle their bad blood on June 13 at the promotion’s Apex facility in Las Vegas.

UFC president Dana White announced the entire June 13 card on Thursday on ESPN.

The middleweights were supposed to fight on April 25, but the card was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was rebooked for May 13 in Jacksonville, Florida, but complications from a bad weight cut forced Roberson to withdraw the night before the fight.

Vettori confronted him in the lobby of the host hotel the following day and security intervened before it escalated. Both are on two-fight winning streaks.

“There are a lot of fights when guys talk smack, and then there’s heat … and then the fight sucks,” White said. “That will not be the case with this fight.

“Vettori is so fun to watch fight. This guy goes for it. He goes for the finish in every fight, and Karl Roberson is the same way. This is a fight that has potential for Fight of the Night or Performance of the Night.”

The Vettori-Roberson bout will be the co-main event under the women’s flyweight bout between Jessica Eye and Cynthia Calvillo.

Eye is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Viviane Araujo at UFC 245 in December. It was her first fight since challenging champion Valentina Shevchenko and losing via second-round KO on June 8, 2019. Eye, who is ESPN’s No. 8-ranked women’s flyweight, has won four of her past five fights.

Calvillo returns after fighting to a majority draw with Marina Rodriguez in December. That was fought at a catchweight after Calvillo missed the contracted strawweight limit.

Another main card bout will be a bantamweight match between Ray Borg, who has won two of his past three, and Merab Dvalishvili, who has won three straight.

Here is the June 13 lineup:

Preliminary card

Jordan Griffin vs. Darrick Minner (featherweight)

Ryan Benoit vs. Tyson Nam (flyweight)

Julia Avila vs. Gina Mazany (women’s bantamweight)

Charles Rosa vs. Kevin Aguilar (lightweight)

Mariya Agapova vs. Melissa Gatto (women’s flyweight)

Main card

Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo (flyweight)

Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori (middleweight)

Merab Dvalishvili vs. Ray Borg (bantamweight)

Andre Fili vs. Charles Jourdain (featherweight)

Jordan Espinosa vs. Mark De La Rosa (bantamweight)



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