Francis Ngannou, Dwayne Johnson and All MMA Fans Go Crazy on Twitter as Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards Put Up a Show at UFC 263

Published 06/12/2021, 11:51 PM EDT


It does not happen often that a fight on the main card garners as much or even more attention than the title fights. However, when you’re one of the biggest names in the UFC in Nate Diaz, every fight you take part in has the eyes of the world on it. 

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A jam-packed arena in Glendale witnessed the return of fan-favorite Nate Diaz. After almost two years away from the cage, he took on a red-hot Leon Edwards. While Diaz had his eyes set on bouncing back into the win column, Edwards had his eyes set on extending his win streak. 

‘Rocky’ dominated from the very first bell and cruised through the first four rounds. However, he was hurt badly in round five and Nate Diaz almost finished him. Edwards held on to survive a scare and secured a unanimous decision at UFC 263.

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Twitter reacts as Leon Edwards overcomes adversity to secure a unanimous decision win over Nate Diaz 

‘The Rock’ hyped up the fight between the two men on Twitter.

Ariel Helwani was all praise for Nate Diaz.

It’s safe to say Daniel Cormier was excited about the fights.

Actor Lewis Tan was spot on with his prediction.

Round one to Leon Edwards per Aaron Bronsteter.

Scott Fontana also gave round one to Leon Edwards.

Rafael dos Anjos made a bold prediction for the fight between Diaz and Edwards.

2-0 to Edwards per Rob Tatum.

Ryan Frederick gave the first three rounds to ‘Rocky’.

Marc Raimondi summed up round four brilliantly.

Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, who is in attendance tonight, applauded both men for their efforts.

Lou DiBella could not have been more accurate in his assessment.

No Love‘ commented on the heart displayed by Nate Diaz.

Jeremy Stephens needed just one word to describe that fight.

YouTuber Jake Paul made a bold claim following Diaz’s loss at UFC 263.

‘Wonderboy’ was all praise for Nate Diaz.

Daniel Cormier shared his thoughts on Diaz’s loss tonight.

Funkmaster‘ could not contain his excitement about the fight.

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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