Israel Adesanya will likely be again beneath the lights at UFC 263 later this month when he defends his middleweight crown towards Marvin Vettori.
Adesanya failed on his transfer as much as mild heavyweight in March as he misplaced to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 to undergo his first profession defeat.
Now ‘The Final Stylebender’ will return to the middleweight ranks and can put his title on the road in a rematch with harmful Italian Vettori.
The 27-year-old, who has received his final 5 bouts together with beat Kevin Holland in April, misplaced to Adesanya in April 2018 and can need revenge.
The 2 will headline UFC 263 subsequent weekend whereas Deiveson Figueiredo can even defend his flyweight belt towards Brandon Moreno in one other rematch following their attract December.
The cardboard can even embody England’s Leon Edwards going through off towards Conor McGregor’s previous rival Nate Diaz.
UFC 263: Date and begin time
The occasion is scheduled to happen on Saturday, June 12 and is being held on the Gila River Area in Glendale, Arizona.
The prelims will get going from midnight UK time, with the primary card ranging from 3am on Sunday, Might 16.
The primary occasion of Adesanya v Vettori ought to get beneath means from round 5am.
UFC 263: TV and dwell stream
This occasion is not going to be pay-per-view within the UK and can as a substitute be proven on BT Sport 1 from 1am on Sunday morning.
Will probably be dwell streamed on BT Sport’s web site and app for subscribers.
EE cellular prospects will have the ability to get a FREE three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150. You may then cancel the trial at any time.
The early prelims will likely be proven on UFC’s Combat Move and within the US, all prelim bouts will likely be simulcast on ABC and ESPN+.
UFC 263: Combat card
- MAIN EVENT: Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Marvin Vettori – For the UFC Middleweight Championship
- Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs. Brandon Moreno – For the UFC Flyweight Championship.
- Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz, Welterweight
- Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad, Welterweight
- Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill, Mild Heavyweight
- Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell, Light-weight
- Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart, Mild Heavyweight
- Lauren Murphy vs. Joanne Calderwood, Ladies’s Flyweight
- Movsar Evloev vs. Hakeem Dawodu, Featherweight
- Pannie Kianzad vs. Alexis Davis, Ladies’s Bantamweight
- Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola, Light-weight
- Chase Hooper vs. Steven Peterson, Featherweight
- Fares Ziam vs. Luigi Vendramini, Light-weight
- Carlos Felipe vs. Jake Collier, Heavyweight
UFC 263: What has been stated?
Marvin Vettori: “Folks pictured him just like the Mayweather of MMA, and he’s not. He’s not.
“Jan was doing an awesome job defensively after which he was in a position to take him down once more.
“Folks had been picturing him like this phenom. He’s good, however he will get hit, and he misses numerous photographs, and he will get taken down. I can do all of that.
“With Jan, the final time he received taken down, he type of give up. He was simply laying there.
“Adesanya, with regards to the center of the cage, when he’s taken down in the course of the cage and he doesn’t have the cage, he’s fairly ineffective on the ground to be sincere.
“Kevin Holland is a greater jiu-jitsu participant than Adesanya for positive. Even when Adesanya stated, and I made enjoyable of it as a result of even after the Blachowicz battle he was like, ‘I used to be attempting to go for deep half.’
“I’m like, what the f**ok are you speaking about. There was no try and go to deep half. That exhibits you don’t know what deep half is, and I do know precisely what deep half is, as a result of I’ve been coaching with (Fabricio) Werdum. I truly used deep half in my Roberson battle. I used it efficiently.
“His sport and the best way he fights, as a result of he scrambles onerous the second you attempt to take him down subsequent to the cage, however yeah undoubtedly when he’s down, he’s fairly ineffective to be sincere.”