Prelims on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET
Early Prelims on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET
UFC Live on ABC kicks off Saturday coverage at 1 p.m. ET
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UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 will stream exclusively on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday, June 12, at 10 p.m. ET from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 will begin with early prelims at 6 p.m. on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ (English and Spanish), prelims at 8 p.m. on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+, and the PPV main card at 10 p.m., exclusively on ESPN+ (English, Spanish). Live coverage begins with UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 Pre-Show on ABC at 1 p.m. The pre-show provides fans with exclusive insights and views on the biggest stories heading into UFC 263.
The UFC 263 main card features a middleweight title bout between reigning champ Israel Adesanya (20-1) and Marvin Vettori (17-4-1). Adesanya rides a nine-match middleweight win streak, tied for second-longest in division history. The two met three years ago, in the same arena, with Adesanya emerging triumphant in a tight split decision. Since then, Vettori has won five straight bouts, dropping only one of 17 rounds.
The co-main fight is also a rematch as flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1-1) will face off against Brandon Moreno (18-5-2). The two battled to a high-action draw in December in one of 2020’s top “Fight of the Year” contenders. Moreno is riding a five-match unbeaten streak while Figueiredo hasn’t lost in his last six bouts.
Calling the live action for UFC 263 will be lead play-by-play announcer Jon Anik, alongside color commentary specialist Joe Rogan and former lightweight fighter Paul Felder. Megan Olivi will handle reporting duties.
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UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 Original Content:
- UFC 263 Countdown: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 behind-the-scenes look at the training camps for the main and co-main fighters. Airing across ESPN networks throughout fight week.
- UFC 263: Embedded: all-access series follows athletes throughout fight week, leading up to UFC 263. New episodes available on ESPN+ throughout fight week.
- Unlocking Victory: UFC 263 available now on ESPN+
- Ariel & the Bad Guy: Recent episodes available on ESPN+
- UFC Predictions: Experts pick the challenger to win one of the two title fights
- Keys to the rematch? Chris Weidman analyzes Adesanya-Vettori 1
- Nate Diaz provides Leon Edwards a shot at something that’s eluded him – stardom
- Friday: A prankster, a friend, a fighter: The authentic Nate Diaz as told by those who know him best
- Friday: UFC predictions: Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz
- Saturday: UFC 263 viewers guide
- ESPN’s UFC 263 Pick’Em – fans can play for FREE and compete for a chance to win $5,000
Programming (All times ET)
|Thurs., 6/10||7 p.m.||UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 Press Conference||ESPN App, @ESPNMMA YouTube
|Fri., 6/11||11:55 a.m.||UFC 263 Official Weigh-In Show (LIVE)||ESPN+, ESPN Twitter, @ESPNMMA YouTube|
|6 p.m.||UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 Pre-Show (ON DEMAND)||ESPN+|
|7 p.m.||UFC 263 Ceremonial Weigh-In
|ESPN App, @ESPNMMA YouTube|
|7:30 p.m.||UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2||ESPN2|
|Sat., 6/12||1 p.m.||UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 Pre-Show||ABC|
|5 p.m.||UFC 263: Ariel & The Bad Guy Social Show||@ESPNMMA YouTube, ESPN Twitter, ESPN App|
|6 p.m.||UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 (Early Prelims) Presented by Modelo||ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ (English and Spanish)|
|8 p.m.||UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 (Prelims) Presented by Modelo||ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ (English and Spanish)|
|10 p.m.||UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 (Main Card)||ESPN+ PPV (English and Spanish)|
|1 a.m.||UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 Post Show*||ESPN+|
* immediately following main card
Main Card, Prelims and Early Prelims (All times ET)
|10:00 PM||Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori||UFC Middleweight Championship (Adesanya holds the title)|
|Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno|| UFC Flyweight Championship
(Figueiredo holds the title)
|Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz|
|Demian Mala vs. Belal Muhammad|
|Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill|
|8:00 PM||Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell|
|Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart|
|Lauren Murphy vs. Joanne Calderwood|
|Movsar Evloey vs. Hakeem Dawodu|
|6:00 PM||Pannie Kianzad vs. Alexis Davis|
|Matt Frevola vs. Terrance McKinney|
|Chase Hooper vs. Steven Peterson|
|Fares Ziam vs. Luigi Vendramini|
|Carlos Felipe vs. Jake Collier|