UFC 263: Adesanya vs Vettori Results And Post Fight Videos
UFC 263 goes down Saturday night at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, and features two title fights. In the main event, Israel Adesanya defends his middleweight title against Marvin Vettori. And in the evening’s co-main event, Brandon Moreno challenges Deiveson Figueiredo for the flyweight title. Both title fights are highly anticipated rematches.
Adesanya beat Vettori via split decision when they first met in the very same arena at UFC Glendale three years ago. Since then, ‘The Last Stylebender’ has gone on to win the title, where he remains unbeaten at middleweight. He is coming off a loss however, when challenging Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title earlier this year at UFC 259. Vettori has gone 5-0 since their first fight, and is coming off a one-sided unanimous decision win over Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 23.
Figueiredo and Moreno fought out a majority draw six months ago at UFC 256 in one of the fights of 2020. As a result of the draw, the Brazilian successfully held on to his belt. He would have won the fight if not for having a point deduction as a result of an illegal shot to the Mexican’s groin.
UFC 263 also sees the return of Nate Diaz, who takes on the number three ranked Leon Edwards in what will be the first ever five round non-main event, non-title fight in the promotion’s history. The Stockton native hasn’t fought since losing to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244. Edwards is undefeated in his last nine fights, but is coming off a no-contest against Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 due to an accidental eye poke.
UFC 263: Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori Results
Israel Adesanya defeats Marvin Vettori via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Brandon Moreno defeats Deiveson Figueiredo via third round rear naked choke submission choke (2:26)
Leon Edwards defeats Nate Diaz via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Belal Muhammad defeats Demian Maia via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Paul Craig defeats Jamahal Hill via first round TKO (1:59)
Brad Riddell defeats Drew Dober via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Eryk Anders defeats Darren Stewart via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Lauren Murphy defeats Joanne Calderwood via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Movsar Evloev defeats Hakeem Dawodu via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Pannie Kianzad defeats Alexis Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Terrance McKinney defeats Matt Frevola via first round KO (0:07)
Steven Peterson defeats Chase Hooper via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Fares Ziam defeats Luigi Vendramini via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Carlos Felipe defeats Jake Collier via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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The UFC returns next weekend with UFC Vegas 29, which will feature a top ten featherweight clash between ‘The Korean Zombie’ and Dan Ige in the main event.