UFC Fight Night 209 faceoff video: Marvin Vettori rejects Robert Whittaker’s handshake attempt

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PARIS – Ahead of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 209 co-main event, Robert Whittaker and Marvin Vettori got face-to-face for the first – and last – time at ceremonial weigh-ins.

After making weight without issue on Friday morning, former UFC champ Whittaker (23-6, 14-4 UFC) and former title challenger Vettori (18-5-1 MMA, 8-3-1 UFC) engaged in a staredown to set the stage for their anticipated middleweight contender showdown.

UFC matchmaker Mick Maynard regulated the moment, where Vettori denied Whittaker’s attempt to shake hands and gave him a finger wag.

Check out the video above to see the Whittaker vs. Vettori faceoff.

UFC Fight Night 209 takes place Saturday at Accor Arena. The entire event streams on ESPN+.

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