UFC 263 dwell struggle updates, outcomes, highlights from Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori 2


After developing brief in his quest to turn out to be a two-division champion, Israel Adesanya will return to the middleweight division to defend his title in a rematch three years within the making in opposition to Marvin Vettori at UFC 263.

Adesanya’s undefeated MMA run got here to a halt when he didn’t dethrone Jan Blachowicz for the sunshine heavyweight title in March. He stays the undisputed UFC middleweight champion, nevertheless, and has but to style defeat at 185 kilos. He’ll sq. off with Vettori, who pushed Adesanya to the restrict once they first met however misplaced a cut up choice. Because the loss, Vettori has gained 5 straight to place himself again in place to not solely get revenge but additionally turn out to be a champion. 

However Adesanya has proven vital enchancment in his takedown protection since their first assembly and picked up victories over the likes of Paulo Costa, Yoel Romero, Anderson Silva, Kelvin Gastelum and Robert Whittaker. Solely Vettori has come near defeating Adesanya within the division, so that’s one thing “The Final Stylebender” goals to place to mattress within the rematch.

There was vital dangerous blood between the 2 fighters heading into the rematch as each imagine they did greater than sufficient to win their first assembly. Now they are going to get an opportunity to again up the robust discuss within the Octagon with the stakes increased. 

Additionally on the cardboard is a flyweight title rematch between champion Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno. The 2 battled in a high-octane match that led to a majority draw. Will Figueiredo show he’s nonetheless one of the best flyweight within the UFC, or will Moreno pull off the upset?

The PPV may even mark the return of Nate Diaz, who will face Leon Edwards in a five-round welterweight struggle the place the winner will transfer nearer to a championship alternative whereas the loser will fall to the again of the road. 

Sporting Information is monitoring dwell struggle updates and round-by-round highlights from Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori 2 and all the card at UFC 263. Observe under for full outcomes.

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UFC 263 dwell updates, highlights from Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori 2

10:13 p.m.: Paul Craig and Jamahal Hill are set to kick off the principle card. Their staredown on the weigh-ins on Friday was intense. It is a battle of Hill’s ferocious placing and Craig’s distinctive grappling. Who will come out on prime?

9:58 p.m.: Good luck to the remainder of the cardboard. Dober and Riddell was an absolute banger. Dober began off sturdy and rocked Riddell badly within the first spherical with a left hand. However Riddell gathered himself and outstruck his opponent within the second spherical. The third spherical noticed Riddell start to drag away and he punctuated the comeback by practically ending Dober within the remaining seconds. Riddell earned the victory and they’re going to doubtless take residence a pleasant bonus examine. 

9:36 p.m.: We’re at our remaining prelim earlier than the principle card as Drew Dober is ready to battle Brad Riddell in a light-weight conflict. What have you ever missed? Not an entire lot. Lauren Murphy upended Joanne Calderwood by a slim cut up choice that doubtless put her in place to problem champion Valentina Shevchenko subsequent.

Oh, after which there was this…

The debuting Terrance McKinney wanted solely seven seconds and two punches to cease Matt Frevola. That was spectacular. 

UFC 263 begin time

  • Date: Saturday, June 12
  • Time: 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT
  • Fundamental card (PPV): 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
  • Fundamental occasion: 12:15 a.m. ET/9:15 p.m. PT

UFC 263: Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori takes place Saturday with the early prelims kicking the occasion off at 6 p.m. ET and the pay-per-view predominant card starting at 10 p.m. ET. Adesanya and Vettori ought to enter the Octagon round 12:15 a.m. ET, relying on the size of the undercard bouts.

Learn how to watch UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2

  • TV channels/dwell stream: ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+

The principle card for UFC 263 is on the market within the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view price. That portion of the occasion begins at 10 p.m.

Earlier fights, nevertheless, are viewable dwell on ESPN, the WatchESPN app and, for the early prelims, on UFC Struggle Cross.

In Canada, the principle card pay-per-view is on the market on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Struggle Cross.

Click on right here to study concerning the completely different pricing and bundling choices with the ESPN+ platform.

UFC 263 struggle card

Fundamental card

  • Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Marvin Vettori for Adesanya’s middleweight title
  • Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs. Brandon Moreno for Figueiredo’s flyweight title 
  • Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz; welterweights
  • Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad; welterweights
  • Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill; mild heavyweights

Preliminary card 

  • Brad Riddell def. Drew Dober through unanimous choice  (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28)
  • Eryk Anders def. Darren Stewart through unanimous choice (29-28, 29-27 & 29-27)
  • Lauren Murphy def. Joanne Calderwood through cut up choice (29-28, 29-28 & 28-29)
  • Movsar Evloev def. Hakeem Dawodu through unanimous choice (29-27 29-27 & 29-27)

Struggle Cross prelims

  • Pannie Kianzad def. Alexis Davis through unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28)
  • Terrance McKinney def. Matt Frevola through 1st spherical KO (:07)
  • Steven Peterson def. Chase Hooper through unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28) 
  • Fares Ziam def. Luigi Vendramini through majorty choice (29-28, 29-28 & 28-28)
  • Carlos Felipe def. Jake Collier through cut up choice (29-28, 29-28 & 28-29)

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