When UFC 263 goes down this Saturday night in Glendale, Arizona, it will bring with it two title fights, both featuring rematches.
For the co-main event flyweight battle, it’s an immediate do-over between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno. After fighting to a hard-fought draw back in December at UFC 256, champ Figueiredo and challenger Moreno are picking up right where they left off.
It’s a different set of circumstances that greets the main event players, however. Since Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori first met, the middleweight pair have taken wildly different paths back to this point. Adesanya went on to rocket to the top of the 185lb division, capturing first interim then undisputed gold in a series of fights that solidified his place as a top star in the company.
Vettori, meanwhile, toiled and slogged his way to an eventual title shot. Five straight wins, several under the radar until the Italian finally found himself topping a card, albeit on short notice, late last year. A second headlining performance, and Vettori finally has his chance at revenge after a split decision loss to “The Last Stylebender” in 2018.
Between those two title fights and Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz as a five-round affair, there is a lot to look forward to at UFC 263. Weigh-ins for the event go down Friday morning local time — check below for results.
One fighter missed weight on Friday – Steven “Ocho” Peterson, who came in 2.5lbs over the featherweight limit. Deiveson Figueiredo weighed in last minute, with a barrier, but despite looking drained hit championship weight.
UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 Weigh-In Results
Middleweight: Israel Adesanya (c) (183.5) vs. Marvin Vettori (184.5) – for the UFC middleweight championship
Flyweight: Deiveson Figueiredo (c) (125) vs. Brandon Moreno (125) – for the UFC flyweight championship
Welterweight: Leon Edwards (170) vs. Nate Diaz (170)
Welterweight: Demian Maia (170.5) vs. Belal Muhammad (170.5)
Light Heavyweight: Paul Craig (204.5) vs. Jamahal Hill (205.5)
Lightweight: Drew Dober (154) vs. Brad Riddell (155)
Light Heavyweight: Eryk Anders (205) vs. Darren Stewart (204.5)
Women’s Flyweight: Lauren Murphy (125.5) vs. Joanne Calderwood (125)
Featherweight: Movsar Evloev (145.5) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (145.5)
Early preliminary card
Women’s Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (135.5) vs. Alexis Davis (134.5)
Lightweight: Matt Frevola (155) vs. Terrance McKinney (155.5)
Featherweight: Chase Hooper (145.5) vs. Steven Peterson (148.5)*
Lightweight: Fares Ziam (156) vs. Luigi Vendramini (155.5)
Heavyweight: Carlos Felipe (262.5) vs. Jake Collier (264.5)
* Peterson misses weight by 2.8lbs