UFC 263 from Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday night will be the first show on the west coast with a live crowd in almost 18 months. The main event is a middleweight championship fight between the 20-1-1 champion Israel Adesanya, and the No. 3 challenger Marvin Vettori. There are five fights on the main card, four on the preliminary card, and six on the early preliminary card that starts at 5:45 p.m. ET live on UFC Fight Pass.
We’ll be tracking all the results tonight. Below you’ll find the winner, how they secured a victory, and adding gifs, and video of exciting moments or stoppages where we can. Make sure to follow along throughout the evening! We’ve also included the odds for all fights from DraftKings Sportsbook as of 2:00 p.m. ET. on June 12th:
Israel Adesanya (-278) vs. Marvin Vettori (+225): Middleweight Championship
Winner: Israel Adesanya
Winning Method: Israel Adesanya wins by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45).
AND STILL! Not much doubt at all. In his return to 185 lbs., the middleweight champion dominated in all aspects of fighting. Yes there was a low blow and a pretty bad eye gouge from him too, but at no point was the matter in doubt after the bell. He led 112-96 on strikes, seemed to be the better conditioned fighter, and there was never a question when Bruce Buffer read the cards.
Deiveson Figueiredo (-210) vs. Brandon Moreno (+165): Flyweight Championship
Winner: Brandon Moreno
Winning Method: Brandon Moreno wins by submission (choke) at 2:33 of the third round.
Leon Edwards (-560) vs. Nate Diaz (+385): Welterweight
Winner: Leon Edwards
Winning Method: Leon Edwards wins by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46).
Edwards won on the ground with all four takedowns in the fight and 4:59 of fight control. He also led on significant strikes 77-76, which was enough to take four of the five rounds.
Demian Maia (+195) vs. Belal Muhammad (-245): Welterweight
Winner: Belal Muhammad
Winning Method: Belal Muhammad wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).
Muhammad dominated the bout, with 90 strikes to 19, but conceded 4:14-0:00 on fight control. Maia also failed to land a single body shot in the bout.
Paul Craig (+220) vs. Jamahal Hill (-286): Light Heavyweight
Winner: Paul Craig
Winning Method: Paul Craig wins by submission (armbar) at 2:58 of the first round.
With the scissors choke to the head, it looks like Hill broke his arm. Oh my.
Drew Dober (-155) vs. Brad Riddell (+125): Lightweight
Winner: Brad Riddell
Winning Method: Brad Riddell wins by unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29)
Seemed pretty clear cut here. Riddell was ahead 111-74 on total strikes, and 2:30-1:05 on fight control. He also had five of the six takedowns in the bout, and it’s a big win for the underdog at 155 lbs.
Eryk Anders (-150) vs. Darren Stewart (+120): Light Heavyweight
Winner: Eryk Anders
Winning Method: Eryk Anders wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
No doubt here. Anders had 8:19 of fight control, and landed 112 strikes to 63 for Stewart. He also led 36-8 in shots to the head.
Lauren Murphy (+117) vs. Joanne Calderwood (-148): Women’s Flyweight
Winner: Lauren Murphy
Winning Method: Lauren Murphy wins by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Murphy was outstruck 135-108, but this one was really close. She also had the only takdown of the fight, as well as 4:54 of fight control. A big win for “Lucky” who might have needed it to stay in the promotion.
Movsar Evloev (-240) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (+188): Featherweight
Winner: Movsar Evloev
Winning method: Movsar Evloev by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Evloev delivered a beating consistently across three rounds and while Dawodu had a few chances, he wasn’t able to gain the upper hand at any point in the fight.
Early Preliminary Card
Chase Hooper (-108) vs. Steven Peterson (-114): Featherweight
Winner: Steven Peterson
Winning method: Peterson wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
“Ocho” Peterson outlasted the grappling skills of the youngster “The Dream” Hooper for the third straight fight to go the distance on the card.
Fares Ziam (-125) vs. Luigi Vendramini (+102): Lightweight
Winner: Fares Ziam
Winning method: Ziam wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
After starting off aggressive in the first two rounds, Ziam held off Vendramini in final to capture the win on Saturday evening.
Carlos Felipe (-175) vs. Jake Collier (+135): Heavyweight
Winner: Carlos Felipe
Winning method: Felipe wins by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
The two heavyweight fighters went the distance, but Felipe ultimately came away victorious for his third consecutive win.
Pannie Kianzad (-205) vs. Alexis Davis (+162): Women’s Bantamweight
Winner: Pannie Kianzad
Winning method: Pannie Kianzad by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Kianzad and Davis were evenly matched early in the fight, but the Swede found a way to gain the upper hand as the bout progressed to eventually take the win.
Matt Frevola (-225) vs. Terrance McKinney (+175): Lightweight
Winner: Terrance McKinney
Winning method: McKinney wins by knockout
There’s not really much to say about a knockout in seven seconds. An amazing way for McKinney to start off his UFC career.