In the main event of UFC 263, you’ll see Israel Adesanya put his Middleweight title on the line against Marven Vettori in a rematch from their 2018 fight. Which resulted in a split decision. The main event also features a second much-anticipated rematch title fight.
UFC 263 Main Event Preview
While the main event has Adesanya vs Vettori, it likely won’t be the biggest draw of the PPV.
UFC 263 will see the return of Nate Diaz, to fight Leon Edwards in a Welterweight fight. He’s fought in the Welterweight division previously, but he is the best in the Lightweight division. Previous fights in the Welterweight division that had Lightweight figures included Conor McGregor and Anthony Pettis. For Diaz though, he is fighting a true Welterweight this time, in Edwards. Who has dominated that weight class. He’s dominated it so well that it has been almost six years since his last loss.
What time does UFC 263 start?
UFC 263 has the same start times as usual.
The early prelims start at 6:30PM ET, with the prelims starting at 8PM ET. And the main card starting at 10PM ET.
The early prelims and prelims are not part of the PPV. You’ll be able to watch those on ESPN+ without buying the PPV. While the prelims will also be available on regular ESPN.
Who’s fighting at UFC 263?
The card is subject to change, and likely will. We’ve seen a lot of card changes during the COVID-19 pandemic era due to different reasons. But here is the current card that we expect to see on June 12.
- Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori
- Dieveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
- Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz
- Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad
- Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill
- Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell
- Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
- Lauren Murphy vs. Joanne Calderwood
- Movsar Evloev vs. Hakeem Dawodu
- Pannie Kianzad vs. Alexis Davis
- Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola
- Chase Hooper vs. Steven Peterson
- Fares Ziam vs. Luigi Vendramini
- Carlos Felipe vs. Jake Collier
How do I watch UFC 263?
UFC 263 will be available exclusively on ESPN+. You’ll need to be an ESPN+ subscriber, and you also need to purchase the PPV. Otherwise, you’ll only be able to watch the early prelims.
ESPN+ has raised the price on the PPV, and the UFC 262 PPV will be the first one with this new price. It’ll cost you $69.99 if you are a ESPN+ subscriber.
If you are not a ESPN+ subscriber, you’ll need to bundle ESPN+ or the Disney Bundle with the PPV to watch the PPV. The Disney bundle is a really great purchase. Even with Disney+’s new price hike. You can get Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu with ads for $13.99 per month, or get Hulu ad-free for $19.99 per month. But you do still have to pay $69.99 for each PPV.
With ESPN+ you also get the ability to watch the PPV on just about any platform you wish. Whether that is Android, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Samsung and Vizio smart TVs. It’s everywhere you are. So no matter where you are, you’ll be able to watch this PPV.
ESPN+ also has a lot of other original content that you can watch, including plenty of UFC content. There is even an original series featuring Dana White, which walks you through the ins and outs of running the UFC. And how challenging it can be.