The standup game of Italy’s Marvin Vettori was sharp for all 15 minutes and it allowed him to leave Tampa with a shutout three-round decision over Andrew Sanchez in their middleweight bout.
Scores were 30-27 across the board for Vettori, now 14-4-1. Sanchez falls to 12-5.
Vettori looked for an early finish as he pressed Sanchez with his rapid-fire striking, but the former TUF winner took everything in stride and asked for more as he stood with his foe. As the fight progressed, Sanchez tightened things up, but Vettori wasn’t going to be denied, as he stayed a step ahead all night and secured the win.