UFC 263 - Adesanya vs Vettori - Card Preview - 6/12/21
The UFC returns to Arizona for UFC 263 Saturday, June 12th. This card is pretty stacked throughout with big names and intriguing match ups.
In the main event, middleweight kingpin, Israel Adesanya defends his crown in a rematch against Italian standout, Marvin Vettori. Their previous bout ended in a close split decision. The war of words is heating up in the build up for this one and it should be exciting when the two get in the cage.
The co main event we have another rematch. This one between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno for the flyweight belt. The first match up ended in a draw back in December in a fight of the night affair.
Also on the main card is the return of Nate Diaz. He hasn't fought since losing to Jorge Masvidal in 2019. He takes on surging welterweight, Leon Edwards. Edwards suffered a no contest due to eye poke this year against Belal Muhammad (who is also on the card against grappling ace Demian Maia).
As always, card is subject to changes but here's how it's looking so far. Check back later for some breakdown and predictions of the the title fights as well as our best bets segment.
Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz
Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad
Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill
Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell
Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
Lauren Murphy vs. Joanne Calderwood
Movsar Evloev vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Early Preliminary Card
Pannie Kianzad vs. Alexis Davis
Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola
Chase Hooper vs. Steven Peterson
Fares Ziam vs. Luigi Vendramini
Carlos Felipe vs. Jake Collier