Israel Adesanya Dismantles Marvin Vettori To Retain Championship at UFC 263

Brandon Moreno also defeats Deiveson Figueiredo to become the first Mexican UFC champion.

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Taking over the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona with a full crowd, Israel Adesanya dismantled Marvin Vettori to retain his Middleweight Championship at UFC 263.

Clashing in a rematch for his third title defence, “The Last Stylebender” showed his dominance shutting down takedown attempts from the number three ranked Italian middleweight. Adesanya also offered a series of devastating leg kicks to Vettori’s lead leg to set up his striking showcase to pull off a unanimous decision victory at the end of five rounds.

Earlier in the night, Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo also clashed in a rematch following their majority draw decision last December. An extremely confident Moreno gave Figueiredo some adversity in the first round, ultimately executing a rear-naked choke submission in the third round. Becoming the new UFC Flyweight Champion, Brandon Moreno is now the first-ever Mexican UFC champion.

While fan favorite Nate Diaz went five rounds with Leon Edwards, nearly putting away the British-Jamaican in the final minute. Despite the effort, Edwards walked away with a unanimous decision victory through his overall control of the fight.

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