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UFC 263 goes to Arizona with championship doubleheader

The predominant UFC pay-per-detect match of June will recall arena in Glendale, Arizona in front of a full ability crowd. This would be the UFC’s third match with a successfully-organized crowd since the COVID-19 pandemic struck world sports in early 2020.

UFC 263 will be headlined by a middleweight championship strive in opposition to between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori in a rematch that takes arena three years after their first assembly. The announcement became made right throughout the printed of UFC Vegas 25 final Saturday night.

The pair previously fought at UFC on FOX: Poirier vs. Gaethje in April 2018 with Adesanya incomes a split decision put off over Vettori. Since that strive in opposition to, both Adesanya and Vettori dangle long gone on prolonged put off streaks within the middleweight division.

Adesanya has efficiently defended the championship twice, defeating feeble title challengers Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa final year. He moved up in weight in an strive to put off the sunshine heavyweight title from present champion Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 earlier this year, however misplaced via unanimous decision.

Vettori has received his final 5 fights along with his most most up-to-date performances coming in opposition to ranked contenders in Jack Hermansson and Kevin Holland in serve-to-serve main match appearances.

The co-main match of UFC 263 could well presumably also be a rematch. Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo meets No. 1 contender Brandon Moreno again after combating to a majority plan at UFC 256 in December.

UFC 263 takes arena on June 12 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale. The Gila Arena can put off 18,000 followers. The UFC’s debut serve in front of followers came in Jacksonville, FL for UFC 261 final month. On Could presumably also 15 UFC 262 is scheduled to dash down in front of followers at the Toyata Heart in Houston, TX.

The lineup has no longer been made legitimate yet, however right here is how the cardboard looks with its launched fights:

  • Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori — Middleweight title strive in opposition to
  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno — Flyweight title strive in opposition to
  • Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill
  • Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell
  • Jake Collier vs. Carlos Felipe
  • Luigi Vendramini vs. Fares Ziam
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs. Movsar Evloev
  • Sijara Eubanks vs. Karol Rosa
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Lauren Murphy
  • Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola
  • Poke Hooper vs. Steven Peterson

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