The UFC has two title fights on tap this weekend and another sold out crowd eager to watch them. UFC 263 takes place at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. The headliner is UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori. The co-main sees UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo defend against Brandon Moreno.
Also on the main card is the return of Nate Diaz, who last competed in 2019. He meets Leon Edwards in a fight likely to determine a new welterweight challenger. Filling out the pay-per-view is Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad and Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill.
The prelim cards is, for lack of a better word, more stacked than most. With Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell, Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart, Lauren Murphy vs. Joanne Calderwood and Movsar Evloev vs. Hakeem Dawodu.
Of course all 14 fights will only remain on the card if everyone makes it through their weigh-ins and COVID tests. For the two title fights all four fighters will need to be perfect on the scales.
You can watch what happens in the video below. The stream begins at 12 PM ET.
The ceremonial weigh-ins (remember those?) go live at 7 PM ET. They can be viewed below:
Middleweight championship: Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori
Flyweight championship: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz
Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad
Light heavyweight: Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill
Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell
Light heavyweight: Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
Flyweight: Lauren Murphy vs. Joanne Calderwood
Featherweight: Movsar Evloev vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad vs. Alexis Davis
Lightweight: Matt Frevola vs. Terrance McKinney
Featherweight: Chase Hooper vs. Steven Peterson
Lightweight: Fares Ziam vs. Luigi Vendramini
Heavyweight: Carlos Felipe vs. Jake Collier