UFC 263 is on the horizon and the promotion’s return to pay-per-view events means there is an “Embedded” series of videos to follow along with ahead of the big fights.
Taking place at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, UFC 263 is set to feature two big title fights and the third fight from the top of the bill will also be a five-rounder without any gold on the line.
In the main event, Israel Adesanya will look to get over his loss to Jan Blachowicz by defending his UFC middleweight crown against challenger Marvin Vettori in a rematch.
The co-main event features another rematch. UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo will face Mexico’s Brandon Moreno a second time following their contest at the end of 2020, a Fight of the Year contender, resulted in a draw first time round.
Third from the top of the billing, Nate Diaz is due to fight long-time UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards in a five-round bout – the first time that will be the case for a non-title fight.
Watch the first episode of UFC 263 Embedded below as the fighters get used to their dry and hot surroundings in Arizona.
Here’s the video’s description from the UFC:
“Marvin Vettori sharpens his boxing and BJJ skills, and enjoys an Italian-style meal from his nutritionist. Champ Israel Adesanya cools off in the pool before training with teammate Brad Riddell. Deiveson Figueiredo takes a rematch personally.”
Watch episode one here.
Full UFC 263 fight card
UFC Middleweight Championship: Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Marvin Vettori
UFC Flyweight Championship: Deiveson Figueiredo (c) 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
Women’s Flyweight: Lauren Murphy vs. Joanne Calderwood
Featherweight: Movsar Evloev vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Women’s Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad vs. Alexis Davis
Featherweight: Chase Hooper vs. Steven Peterson
Lightweight: Fares Ziam vs. Luigi Vendramini
Heavyweight: Carlos Felipe vs. Jake Collier