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File: Nate Diaz vs. Leon Edwards War Rescheduled for UFC 263 Because of Diaz Grief

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Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz’s welterweight conflict has been rescheduled from UFC 262 to UFC 263 on June 12, in response to MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin and Yahoo Sports activities’ Kevin Iole.

Diaz reportedly suffered a minor injure, which forced the promotion to beat relief the battle from its usual date on Can also honest 15.

Leon Edwards is coming off a no contest with Belal Muhammad at UFC War Evening 187 in March. He unintentionally poked Muhammad within the explore within the second round, which brought the bout to an abrupt conclusion.

Nate Diaz hasn’t stepped sooner or later of the cage since his loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 in November 2019.

For Edwards in explicit, that is a possibility to plan an announcement. He’s the No. 3 challenger in UFC’s rankings, so a steal might presumably well put him on a route toward a rematch with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Usman won a unanimous option sooner or later of their first stumble upon, but that was as soon as some distance enough relief (December 2015) to generate some intrigue for a return battle. 

For now, Diaz and Edwards join a UFC 263 card that already incorporates a pair of title clashes. Israel Adesanya is placing the middleweight belt on the road against Marvin Vettori, whereas Brandon Moreno is now not easy flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo.

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