‘I’m Just Here for a Good Time’- Justin Bieber Turns Up for UFC 263

Published 06/12/2021, 10:52 PM EDT


UFC 263 is taking place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The main card features some exciting battles including the headlining clash between the middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori.

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The card also will host a rematch between the flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno for the flyweight title with Nate Diaz vs Leon Edwards also featuring in another bout.

This is the third UFC event that will host a live crowd after the COVID-19 pandemic kept them away for quite a bit of time. Besides attracting fans, these events have even gotten attention from celebrities.

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Many stars have made their presence felt in earlier events. At UFC 261 and UFC 262, names like The Rock, YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul, and NFL star Tom Brady have made their presence felt.

The trend continued this time too, with one of the most popular celebrities, Justin Bieber, making his way to the arena. The ‘Justice’ singer, who arrived with his entourage in a silver-colored car, sported a blonde short hair look.

When asked about whom he is rooting for in tonight’s fights, the singer replied, “I’m just here for a good time my boy.”

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Debutant Terrance McKinney (11-3) secured the fastest KO in the lightweight division’s history as he put Matt Frevola to sleep in 7 seconds in the preliminary card. ‘The Steamrolla’ was caught off guard as McKinney’s swift movement gave him no time to escape.

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The win was followed by chaos. McKinney, in a celebratory mood, climbed the cage, came down, and grabbed his knee as he injured himself, but he would be happier for the win.

Also, Lauren Murphy beat Joanne Calderwood after a tough fight. Furthermore, Paul Craig snapped Jamahal Hill’s arm on the main card opener.

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As for McKinney, his win rightly grabbed eyeballs, but his celebration may not have pleased President Dana White a bit. Still, he would cherish the win amidst the pain for now.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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