LAS VEGAS – After a fight week with unusual changes, UFC president Dana White was ultimately pleased with the outcome of the main event of UFC Fight Night 196. Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa competed in an incredible back-and-forth war for 25 minutes , but just getting the two men in the cage seemed like a tall order during fight week. “We were trying to keep this fight alive and make sure that it happened, and we couldn’t have done it without a guy like Vettori,” White told MMA Junkie and other reporters at the UFC Fight Night 196 post-fight news conference. “Vettori acted like an absolute professional, stud, a guy that’s incredible to work with. That’s why this fight happened.” Vettori emerged victorious by unanimous decision after five rounds of intense fighting, despite shifts in the contracted weight

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Dana White praises Marvin Vettori, says Paulo Costa must now fight at light heavyweight – MMA Junkie

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