UFC 263: Israel Adesanya successfully defends his title over Marvin Vettori

Israel Adesanya successfully defends his title over Marvin Vettori
  • Adesanya eased to a unanimous decision win over Vettori with a near-perfect display
  • In the co-main event, Brandon Moreno won the Flyweight division champion via submission
  • Nate Diaz lost Leon Edwards despite a rallied charge in the final round

Israel Adesanya made easy work of his title defense over Martin Vettori with a unanimous decision win.

The Last StyleBender successfully defended his middleweight title with a clinical display over Vettori.

The Italian Dreamer came into the fight looking to avenge his loss to Adesanya in their first encounter in 2019. But Vettori barely hurt Adesanya as the Nigerian-born eased from several takedowns to remain the king of the middleweight division.

In the co-main event, Brandon Moreno became the first Mexican-born champion in the promotion’s history when he submitted Deiveson Figueiredo to become the new Flyweight Champion.

In a moment deserving of recognition as one of the most feel-good moments in UFC history, an emotional Moreno celebrated the third-round submission victory by looking back at a journey that saw him cut from the UFC just three years ago.

In the other fight, a late rally by Nate Diaz was not enough as he lost to welterweight contender Leon Edwards.

After being bloodied and brutalized through four-plus rounds, Diaz badly wobbled Edwards in the final minute of their five-round battle and appeared on the verge of stopping him at the final horn.

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