This Is How The MMA World Reacted To UFC 263
UFC 263 went down on Saturday night at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. In the main event, Israel Adesanya largely dominated Marvin Vettori for five rounds to successfully defend his middleweight title for the third time. After the win, ‘The Last Stylebender’ called out the number one contender Robert Whittaker for a title rematch in New Zealand.
In the co-main event, Brandon Moreno submitted Deiveson Figueiredo with a rear naked choke in the third round to win the flyweight title, and become Mexico’s first ever UFC champion.
Elsewhere on the UFC 263 main card, Leon Edwards survived being rocked in the final minute of the fight to score a 49-46 unanimous decision win on all three judges’ scorecards against Nate Diaz, in what was the first ever five round non-title, non-main event bout in the promotion’s history. ‘Rocky’ is now undefeated in his last ten fights, with his last loss coming against the champion Kamaru Usman in 2015.
This Is How The MMA World Reacted To UFC 263:
Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori:
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno:
Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz:
We will continue to update this post in the upcoming hours and days, as the fighters on the card take to social media to post their post fight statements.
The UFC returns next weekend with UFC Vegas 29, which will feature a top ten featherweight contest between ‘The Korean Zombie’ and Dan Ige in the main event.