After a tight and fairly even first round, that I slightly scored for Rob, the fight stopped being so competitive. Whitaker was just the sharper striker, lighting Marvin up with right hands, head kicks and knees. One kick seemed to rock Vettori. With a minute left in round 3 Whittaker got a takedown, which was the only takedown of the fight but he let Vettori back up. As the third round closed, Vettori was bloody and beaten and Rob looked clean.
Officially it was 30-27,30-27 and 29-28 for the former champion